Maine CLTs – Schumacher Center for New Economics

Maine

Commonterra Community Land Trust/Partial Farm
129 Stovepipe Alley
Monroe, ME 04951
207-745-3691

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.

Covenant Community Land Trust
P.O. Box 8
Orland, ME 04472
207-619-2246
mainecclt@gmail.com
mainecclt.org

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.

Land held by Covenant Community Land Trust

Greater Portland Community Land Trust
85 Fessenden Street
Portland, ME 04103
207-370-2584
gpclt.org

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.

Focus neighborhood of Greater Portland CLT

Land in Common
217 South Mountain Rd.

Greene, ME 04236
info@landincommon.org
landincommon.org

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).

Parcel held by Land in Common

Waterville Community Land Trust
P.O. Box 1834
Waterville, ME 04901
207-692-0891
watervilleclt@gmail.com
watervilleclt.org

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.

Map of holdings of Land in Common