New York CLTs ~ Schumacher Center for New Economics

New York

Adirondack Community Housing Trust
103 Hand Avenue P.O. Box 157
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
518-873-6888
info@adkhousing.org
adkhousing.org

Purpose: Affordable housing, economic development.
Land Holdings: Two housing developments.
Governance Notes: Members of the board of directors are drawn from the various parts of the Adirondack Park area; ACHT is staffed by a contract with the Housing Assistance Program of Essex County, but the organization is fully controlled by its own board.
Additional Notes: Initially organized after NY state budgeted $1M to be used by a housing trust to reduce the cost of home purchases for families making less than 120% of Adirondack area median income.

Albany Community Land Trust
255 Orange St.
Albany NY  12210
518-426-1296
albanyclt.com

Date Incorporated: 1987
Purpose: Affordable housing.
Land Holdings:  Acquired and redeveloped 45 properties with 58 units of low-income housing, and has sold 21 rehabilitated buildings to low-income, first-time buyers; manages both lease-purchase and rental properties.
Partners: Affordable Housing Partnership (AHP), Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region, United Tenants of Albany,   New York State's Community Land Trusts Capacity Building Initiative (a program created by the Office of the New York Attorney General and Enterprise Community Partners), Albany County Land Bank.

Renovating affordable homes, Albany CLT

Broome Community Land Trust
Binghampton, NY

broomelandtrust@gmail.com
broomeclt.com

Date Incorporated:  2019.
Purpose: Affordable housing.
Land Holdings:  None as of Jan. 2020 (still organizing).

Brownsville Community Land Trust
c/o Brownsville Partnership
519 Rockaway Avenue, 4th floor

Brooklyn, NY 11212
(929) 252-9286
jnapolitano@community.solutions
brownsvillepartnership.org/bnen

Date Incorporated:  Expected 2020.
Purpose: The BVCLT will develop and preserve permanently affordable housing for low income households, as well as vibrant public spaces, to assure that residents have power to shape the future of their neighborhood and enable residents to create and build wealth.
Land Holdings:  None as of January 2020, but partner Community Solutions was awarded the rights to develop four vacant lots along Livonia Avenue. One, slated to become a permanently affordable residential building, will be developed with the input of BVCLT and will be the first property ceded to the CLT.
Additional Information: In New York City, where rental housing is the driving model for affordable housing, the Brownsville Partnership is exploring means to establish individual development accounts in order to build CLT residents' equity bases during tenancy, as part of a pilot program to enable residents access to credit and financial services. They are the only organization known to be pursuing a means for renters to build equity within the context of a CLT.   
Partners:  Community Solutions, New York City Community Land Initiative.

City Roots CLT
441 Parsells Ave.
Rochester, NY 14609
info@cityrootsclt.org
cityrootsclt.org

Date Incorporated: 2016
Purpose: Development without displacement.
Land Holdings: Three parcels which include a homeless encampment called Peace Village and two single family homes; Property acquired through foreclosure and defense processes.
Governance Notes: Bylaws

Community Land Trust of Schenectady
1677 Van Vranken Avenue
Schenectady, NY 12308
518-372-7616
bburnett@cltofschdy.org
cltofschdy.org

Date Incorporated: 1991
Purpose: Affordable housing, ecologically-sound land use.
Land Holdings: 25 homes; 14 additional properties available for rental.

Cooper Square Community Land Trust
61 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
212-477-5340
csc@coopersquare.org
vorselli@hotmail.com

Date Incorporated: 1994
Purpose:  Contribute to the preservation and development of affordable, environmentally healthy housing and community/cultural spaces so that the Cooper Square area remains racially, economically and culturally diverse.
Land Holdings:  two parcels; leases one parcel with 328 affordable apartment units to the Cooper Square Cooperative; Waiting to close on second parcel's improvements, which include two additional apartment complexes.
Governance Notes: A 501c3 land holding organization founded by the Cooper Square Community Development Committee; CCSLT is separately staffed and governed by a  self-perpetuating tripartite board of trustees.
Funders:  New York State's Community Land Trusts Capacity Building Initiative (a program created by the Office of the New York Attorney General and Enterprise Community Partners), NYC Council.
Media Coverage: Gothamist: Outraged By Property Sales To Luxury Developers, Affordable Housing Group Takes On The Catholic Church  (March 14, 2019).

Housing demonstration, Cooper Square CLT

East Harlem/El Barrio CLT
        c/o Picture the Homeless

2427 Morris Avenue
Bronx, NY
646-314-6423
ehebclt.nyc

Interboro Community Land Trust
17 Battery Place, Suite 728 
New York, NY 10004
info@interboroclt.org
interboroclt.org

Date Incorporated: 2017
Purpose: Affordable housing.
Land Holdings: Organizing to acquire property as of October 2019.
Media Coverage: Announcing the Creation of Interboro CLT
Funders: New York State's Community Land Trusts Capacity Building Initiative (a program created by the Office of the New York Attorney General and Enterprise Community Partners).
Additional Information: The CLT’s first projects are anticipated to be in eastern Brooklyn, the South Bronx, and southeast Queens.

Fruit Belt Community Land Trust
P.O. Box 262
Buffalo, NY 14205
india@fbcommunitylandtrust.org
fruitbelt-clt.org

Date Incorporated: 2017
Purpose:
 Affordable housing, community development.

Funders: Open BuffaloPUSH Buffalo; the City of Buffalo; New York State's Community Land Trusts Capacity Building Initiative (a program created by the Office of the New York Attorney General and Enterprise Community Partners).

Long Island Partnership Housing Development Fund Community Land Trust
180 Oser Avenue
Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-435-4710
info@lihp.org
lihp.org/clt.html

Land Holdings: Long Island Partnership CLT Housing Development Fund Co. Inc. (LIPCLTHDFC) worked collaboratively with Nassau and Suffolk Counties to acquire properties damaged by Superstorm Sandy and create 23 resilient homes. The properties had originally been acquired by New York State and were transferred to the CLT to further a regional resiliency strategy. As of December 2019, six additional properties are in the process of being acquired.
Funders: New York State's Community Land Trusts Capacity Building Initiative (a program created by the Office of the New York Attorney General and Enterprise Community Partners).

Northern Manhattan  CLT
nmcltrust@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/pg/NMCLT/

Date Incorporated: Expected 2020 
Purpose: Provide community-controlled, sustainably affordable housing, build the social and economic capacity of community residents to own and manage their housing; improve the collective life of the community by fostering the holistic cultural and economic development of people and organizations, and of the environment; anchor working class people, immigrants, and people of color against displacement.
Land Holdings: Still in organizing phases.

Northwest Bronx Community & Clergy Coalition CLT
103 E 196th St.
Bronx, NY 10468
646-314-6423
edward@northwestbronx.org
ehebclt.nyc

Date Incorporated: 2020 (expected)

Uniondale Community Land Trust
589 Newton Ave.
Uniondale, NY 11553
516-565-4096
jdlando@u-clt.org
u-clt.org

Purpose: Affordable housing.
Land Holdings: Constructing first home as of Oct. 2019.
Funders:  Enterprise Community Partners,  New York State's Community Land Trusts Capacity Building Initiative, Long Island Community Foundation.

Western Queens Community Land Trust
589 Newton Ave.
Uniondale, NY 11553
516-565-4096
jdlando@u-clt.org
u-clt.org

Purpose: Affordable housing.
Land Holdings: Constructing first home as of Oct. 2019.
Funders:  Enterprise Community Partners,  New York State's Community Land Trusts Capacity Building Initiative, Long Island Community Foundation.