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Chicago Community Land Trust
121 N LaSalle Street Room 1006
Chicago, IL 60602

Date Incorporated: 2006
Purpose: Affordable housing
Governance Notes: CCLT is a nonprofit corporation that is partially administered by the City of Chicago. Once the CLT has 200 properties, one third of the board of trustees will be residents, while other board members will be appointed by the mayor of Chicago with the approval of the city council.

Community Partners for Affordable Housing
800 S. Milwaukee Ave., Suite 201
Libertyville, IL 60048

Date Incorporated: 2003
Purpose: Permanently affordable housing to bridge the gap between wages and the cost of housing.
Land Holdings: Developed or preserved over 1,750 units of affordable housing. 
Governance Notes: Bylaws Not an open membership organization; tripartite, self-appointed board; however, the organization aims for representative governance. Founded by the City of Highland Park, but now operates separately.
Additional Information: Owns property regionally after merging with CLTs in Lake Forest and Evanston.

Here to Stay Community Land Trust
c/o Palenque LSNA 2840 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

Date Incorporated: 2019
Purpose: Permanently affordable housing as an anti-displacement and wealth building tool.
Land Holdings: Closed on our first home in June 2022.
Governance Notes: The Board consists of between 8-13 directors, made up of “Community Organization Representatives” representing community-based organizations and comprising five (5) Directors, “Lessee Representatives” representing Lessee Members and comprising up to four (4) Directors, and “Technical Representatives” consisting of technical experts and members representing the interests of the general public, comprising up to four (4) Directors.
Partners: Four founding member organizations: Palenque LSNA, LUCHA, Center for Changing Lives and Spanish Coalition for Housing
Media: WBEZ's Reset, Block Club Chicago