Commonterra Community Land Trust/Partial Farm
129 Stovepipe Alley
Monroe, ME 04951
Date Incorporated: 1980
Land Holdings: 150 acres divided into eight leaseholds, each on two acres of land, and a large commons; commons is used for agricultural land.
Governance Notes: CCLT shares community costs such as taxes, road and land maintenance, and special projects that benefit the whole community.
Date Incorporated: 1978
Purpose: Affordable housing, cooperative communities, conservation; founded as a response to rapid gentrification of the rural communities in Maine
Land Holdings: CCLT in collaboration with HOME Inc. has built 53 houses spread across five developments in Hancock County; The Sedgwick community includes 20 acres of working farm land, while the Patten Pond community includes 60 acres of CLT land; Currently planning to build four more homes.
Governance Notes: Maintains commitment to open spaces and conservation by leasing large land parcels back to the community.
Partners: Works with Blue Hill Heritage Trust to manage conservation land; HOME Inc.
Greater Portland Community Land Trust
85 Fessenden Street
Portland, ME 04103
Purpose: To develop and sustain affordable, community-owned housing in Portland, Maine and the surrounding area.
Governance Notes: Plans to become tripartite, elected organization; has a starting board and 6 members.
Land Holdings: Organizing to purchase first parcel of land.
Date Incorporated: 2008
Purpose: De-commodify land.
Land Holdings: 30 acres of farmland; also holds a conservation easement for 60+ acres of surrounding land.
Governance Notes: Land in Common is a non-profit created to manage the holdings of Wild Mountain Cooperative (formerly JED Collective).
Date Incorporated: 2013
Purpose: Affordable housing, rural revitalization, protection of open spaces.
Land Holdings: Multiple public access green spaces; one home built.
Additional Information: Hopes to hold both CLT homes and public-access natural areas.