Illinois CLTs - Schumacher Center for New Economics


Chicago Community Land Trust
121 N La Salle St. #1003A
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
400 Central Avenue, #111
Highland Park, IL 60035

Date Incorporated: 2003
Purpose: Affordable housing.
Land Holdings: 85 homes and town-homes available for ownership and rental.
Governance Notes: 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.

First CLT of Chicago
3620 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60651

Date Incorporated: 2003
Purpose: Affordable housing in West Humboldt neighborhood, financial literacy of residents, community resiliency in the face of gentrification.
Governance Notes: Place-based membership, elected but not tripartite.
Land Holdings: Three single-family homes.
Additional Information: Holds community meetings and consultation services about homeownership.