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Palmetto Community Land Trust
        c/o Charleston Redevelopment Corporation
75 Calhoun Street, Suite 3200
Charleston, SC 29401
843-970-1802 Ext. 101

Date Incorporated: 2018
Purpose: Affordable housing and community control of land. 
Land Holdings: Broke ground on first housing development August 2019, will include six units for ownership and 56 for rental.
Governance Notes: A program of the Charleston Redevelopment Corporation, which is governed by a volunteer board of directors that includes 3 permanent stakeholder members who represent the City of Charleston, the Housing Authority of the City of Charleston, and the Historic Charleston Foundation.
Partners & Funders

Sterling Land Trust
709 Dunbar Street
Greeneville, SC 29601

Date Incorporated: 2010
Purpose: Assist neighborhoods in self-development, land ownership, asset & wealth creation, and building community.
Land Holdings: 2 community farms developed in a USDA-designated food desert area; organizing to purchase an old mill which will be converted to commercial units. They created their first affordable rental home in 2019.
Governance Notes: Directed by alumni of Sterling High School, community members, and stakeholder volunteers
Partners: The City of GreenvilleGreenville County Redevelopment Authority, St. Francis Hospital, The Furman Company.
Additional Information: Founded in the memory of Sterling High School, which, prior to being burnt down in 1967, was an anchor institution in the neighborhood. The Sterling Pride Farm provides free produce to people in the area who have limited access to healthy food. 

Sterling High School