Purpose: Affordable housing, economic development.
Land Holdings: They have developed over 900 homes and rehabilitated over 1,500. Over 100 of these homes are part of their community land trust.
Governance Notes: Governed by the Church Community Housing Corporation Board of Directors. At least one-third of the board is reserved for residents of low-income neighborhoods, other low-income community residents, or elected representatives of low-income neighborhood organizations.
Date Incorporated: 2005
Purpose: Affordable housing and economic development throughout Rhode Island.
Governance Notes: A statewide non-profit membership program of the Housing Network of RI.
Additional Information: The CHLT of Rhode Island was created in part to support the Rhode Island Comprehensive Housing Production and Rehabilitation Act of 2004. This requires every municipality to provide 10% of its housing stock as affordable for low and moderate income Rhode Islanders.
Purpose: Incorporated a state-wide land trust to coordinate and support the efforts of members and others to provide permanently affordable housing options in communities across Rhode Island.
Date Incorporated: 1981
Purpose: Provide access to land, education, and other resources to create sustainable community food systems.
Land Holdings: Owns or directly manages 21 community gardens in Providence, Pawtucket and Central Falls, and partners with schools, housing and community organizations to manage another 37; Owns or manages land used by 16 farmers to supply fresh fruits and vegetables to farmers markets, food businesses, restaurants, and CSAs; Operates three production farms in Providence and Pawtucket where organization practices and demonstrates bio-intensive, small-scale agricultural production; SCLT's garden network, a total of 86 agricultural sites, produces food for roughly 1,200 people and their families every year.
Governance Notes: Board of trustees is not elected or tripartite; New members are interviewed, nominated, then confirmed by the existing board.
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