Washington

Artwork by Diana Luhn Bower / Lopez CLT

Africatown Community Land Trust
1437 S Jackson Street
Seattle, WA 98144
206-596-2896
admin@africatownlandtrust.org
https://www.africatownlandtrust.org

Date Incorporated: 2016
Purpose: Affordable housing and land stewardship to empower and preserve Black/African Diaspora communities.
Land Holdings: Africatown Plaza, a building with 130 units of affordable housing in addition to a public art project and both retail and community spaces. They also own the Liberty Bank Building which has 115 units of affordable housing as well as retail space. Africatown CLT is also working on revamping Firestation 6 and making it a center for entrepreneurship and innovation.
Additional Information: The Liberty Bank Building is located at the spot of the first Black-owned bank in the Pacific Northwest.
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Big River Community Land Trust
PO Box 2634
White Salmon, WA 98672
541-645-0646
info@bigriverclt.org
https://bigriverclt.org 

Purpose: Affordable housing.
Land Holdings: As of 2022, they are still in the process of attaining land to develop affordable housing.
Governance Notes: There is a tripartite board comprised of residential members, general members from the surrounding community, and public members who represent the institutions.

Cascadia Community Land Trust
PO BOX 2464
Bellingham, WA 98227
425-346-3170
info@cascadiaclt.org
https://www.cascadiaclt.org 

Date Incorporated: 2013
Purpose: Sustainable, affordable housing for intentional communities and environmental protection through land holdings and regenerative farming.
Land Holdings: They have attempted to obtain land however have not found the right property yet. They are still working to acquire land.

Chelan Valley Housing Trust
123 E. Johnson Avenue STE #1
Chelan, WA
509-508-1183
info@chelanvalleyhousing.org
https://chelanvalleyhousing.org

Date Incorporated: 2019
Purpose: Affordable housing  for local residents. 
Land Holdings: They plan to have houses available for purchase starting in 2023. Currently, they are working on developing Chelan River Heights, which will have 45 mixed income homes. 

COMMON GROUND Community Housing Trust
14 N. Wenatchee Ave., Suite 134
Wenatchee, WA 98801
509-630-4438
admin@commongroundwenatchee.com
thom@commongroundwenatchee.com
https://commongroundwenatchee.com

Date Incorporated: Still filing for 501(c)(3) status.
Purpose:
Affordable, long-term ownership of homes for local workers in the Wenatchee Valley. 
Land Holdings: They are still organizing and planning, but they originally hoped to make their first homes available by late 2022.

Common Roots Community Land Trust
Walla Walla, WA
https://www.commonrootshousing.org

Date Incorporated: 2020
Purpose: Affordable housing for residents of Walla Walla County. 
Land Holdings: They are still working to obtain funding for land and development of the land trust. 

Evergreen Land Trust
3231 Hillside Road
Deming, WA  98244
info@evergreenlandtrust.org
evergreenlandtrust.org

Date Incorporated: 1974
Purpose: To encourage the development of cooperative communities and sustainable land use practices through the preservation of land and housing.
Land Holdings: Seven parcels leased to self-governing, cooperative stewardship associations; Each community is unique, but they all operate by consensus; Land holdings include houses, farms, and forestlands.
Governance Notes:  Board of Directors is made up of two representatives from each ELT property and board members representing the community at-large; Meets quarterly to provide fiscal and legal oversight to the Trust and to advance long-range goals; An annual general membership meeting is held for all members of ELT to share information, report on annual stewardship activities, and elect the Board of Directors. The diverse mix of residents from the urban and rural properties brings a rich exchange of experience and perspective to the organization.

Home leased to a cooperative by Evergreen Land Trust

Homes and Hope Community Land Trust
10224 53rd Avenue W
Mukilteo, WA 98275
425-686-0557
info@homesandhopeclt.org
https://homesandhopeclt.org

Date Incorporated: 2018
Purpose: Generate affordable housing and preserve  quality of life.
Land Holdings: 9 houses in 2021, plans to construct 20+ more in 2022.
Governance Notes: There is a tripartite board made up of general members, local institutional members, and homeowners. 

Homestead Community Land Trust
412 Maynard Ave. South #201
Seattle, WA 98104
206-323-1227
info@homesteadclt.org
homesteadclt.org

Date Incorporated: 1992
Purpose: Create stability, equity and opportunity by developing land and housing in trust, giving lower-income households the opportunity to own a home that is affordable to them and remains affordable to future owners. Homestead seeks to address both housing and climate equity outcomes with their developments, and seeks to meet and exceed environmental sustainability and energy efficiency standards.
Land Holdings: 245 homes in Seattle, Burien, Skyway and Renton, a map of which can be found here
Governance Notes: Outline of Board Responsibilities.  They build new, or remodel existing homes, and fundraise to subsidize the price of each home to what is affordable to a buyer who makes less than 80% area median income. Homeowners pay a small monthly ground lease or program fee, and agree to a resale formula via a 99-year renewable covenant. Homeowners qualify to purchase the home with a traditional fixed-rate mortgage, and accrue equity through a combination of principal reduction and home appreciation.
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Home Trust of Skagit
612 S. First Street
Mount Vernon
360-428-0014
hometrustofskagit.org

Date Incorporated: 2010
Purpose: Permanently affordable housing for limited income individuals and families.
Land Holdings20 homes located in two housing developments, five homes under construction, additional scattered site properties, 18 rental units.
Partners: Habitat for Humanity
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Housing Resources Bainbridge
730 Ericksen Ave NE Suite 100
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
206-842-1909
phedra@housingresourcesbi.org or jackie@housingresourcesbi.org
housingresourcesbi.org

Date Incorporated: 1989
Purpose: Affordable housing to serve the community in perpetuity
Land Holdings: 45 homes and an additional 89 rental units.
Governance Notes: Board comprised of 1/3 residents and 2/3 community members. Homeowners and rental tenants all selected from the waitlists. 

Kulshan Community Land Trust
1715 C Street, Suite 201
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-671-5600
info@kulshanclt.org
kulshanclt.org

Date Incorporated: 1999
Purpose: Kulshan Community Land Trust strengthens community by holding land in trust for permanently affordable homeownership and other community needs. 
Properties: 141 homes.
Additional Information: The Kulshan CLT provides housing counseling as well as free homebuyer education and financial counseling to the community. 
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Matthei Place Kulshan CLT
Housing units in the Matthei Place neighborhood of Kulshan CLT

Lopez Community Land Trust
25 Tuatara Road
Lopez Island, WA 98261
360-468-3723
lclt@rockisland.com
lopezclt.org

Date Incorporated: 1989
Purpose: Build a diverse, sustainable Lopez Island community through affordable housing, sustainable agriculture, and other dynamic rural development programs.
Land Holdings:  Designed and constructed 6 Limited Equity Co-operative housing developments, three of which run on net-zero energy; rental properties, and two 40+ acre historic working farms.
Governance Notes: Farmland managed through the Lopez Island Farm Trust (LIFT) program.
Additional Information: Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (SARD) Program seeks to increase capacity and necessary infrastructure for local farmers; SARD developed the first USDA mobile processing unit, which was sold to the Island Grown Farmers Cooperative and enables Lopez farmers to slaughter animals on the farm and sell directly to local grocery stores; Established a Grain CSA, allowing local farmers to mill wheat into flour on the island; Affordable housing incubates business innovation: 12 local business owners are housed in LCLT homes.
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Home built by Lopez CLT

Methow Housing Trust
31  West Chewuch Road, Suite 102
Winthrop, WA 98862
509-996-5943
methowhousingtrust.org

Date Founded: 2017
Purpose: Affordable housing
Land Holdings: Four neighborhoods with 25 single family homes built and another 32 mixed units under construction to be finished by 2026.
Governance Notes: Bylaws
Partners

Neighborhood development by Methow Housing Trust

Northwest Community Land Trust Coalition
206-323-1227 Ext. 113
nwcltc.org

Purpose: Support and enhance the activities of the community land trusts based in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and Montana.

Of People And Land (OPAL) Community Land Trust
286 Enchanted Forest Rd.
P.O. Box 1133
Eastsound, WA  98245
360-376-3191
opalclt@opalclt.org
opalclt.org

Date Incorporated: 1989
Purpose: Maintain the character, vibrancy and diversity of the Orcas Island community,  bridge the gap between the island’s increasingly high property values and the low incomes of many people who live and work there.
Land Holdings: 85.7 acres of land, comprising of 8 neighborhoods, 110 permanently affordable homes, 82 affordable rental apartments, 5 office spaces for rent/lease, and 5 community gardens.
Additional Information: Manages a community loan fund to provide real estate loans and technical assistance to Islanders who need a mortgage loan and are creditworthy, but are not yet eligible for a bank loan.
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Olympic Housing Trust
PO Box 1537
Port Townsend, WA 98368
info@hbclt.org
hbclt.org

Date Incorporated: 2005
Purpose: Provide permanently affordable home ownership opportunities for residents of Jefferson and Clallam Counties.
Land Holdings: Five homes; one apartment building. Currently they have no available homes. 
Governance NotesBylaws
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Puget Sound Agrarian Commons
Whidbey Island, WA
833-993-2767
pugetsoundac@agrariantrust.org
https://www.agrariantrust.org/commons/puget-sound-washington-agrarian-commons/

Purpose: Support food sovereignty and advance farmland viability. 
Land Holdings: Black Seed Agroecology Farm and Village- a ten-acre farm on Whidbey, the largest island in Washington State.
Governance Notes: 99 year lease

Shipping a home to Orcas Island, OPAL
Puget Sound Agrarian Commons
Model of the Puget Sound Agrarian Commons structure

San Juan Community Home Trust
P.O. Box 2603
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
360-378-5541
info@hometrust.org
hometrust.org

Date Incorporated: 2001
Purpose: Community preservation through affordable housing, promote economic diversity and development, support a sustainable island community while practicing responsible stewardship of rural environment.
Land Holdings: Built 41 new homes in three neighborhoods, Salal, Sun Rise I and Sun Rise II. Sun Rise II is the newest of the neighborhoods. 
Governance NotesBylaws

Shipping a home to San Juan Island, San Juan Community Home Trust

S.H.A.R.E. Community Land Trust
      c/o Upper Valley MEND
P.O. Box 772
347 Division St.
Leavenworth, WA 98826
509-548-0408
info@uvmend.org
https://www.uvmend.org/housing

Date Incorporated: 1998
Purpose: Hold and develop land in a way that is environmentally and socially responsible, strengthen the community through economic diversity.
Land Holdings: Two neighborhoods with 20 homes.
Governance Notes: CLT is program of Upper Valley Mend, which  focuses on the areas of food, housing, healthcare and emergency services; MEND board members selected through a process undertaken by the Board Development Committee, including soliciting nominations from the community, meeting each prospective member, making recommendations to the board, and the board making recommendations of prospective new members to the membership; Board is not tripartite, as they do not solely focus on administering the CLT, however homeowners are encouraged to consider board membership; CLT has an active tripartite committee, which makes recommendations to the broader MEND board.

Multi-family development by Upper Valley MEND

South of the Sound Community Land Trust
4735 5th Ave. NW
Olympia, WA  98505
360-866-1816
communityfarmlandtrust@gmail.com
communityfarmlandtrust.org

Date Incorporated: 1997
Purpose: Promote vibrant local food and farming systems through community supported farmland preservation strategies, educational outreach, and partnerships that increase opportunities for farms and farmers to flourish.
Land Holdings: 140 acres of working agricultural land, including two family farms and one urban farming nonprofit; Also oversees 48 acres of conservation easements.
Governance Note: Bylaws
Additional Information: Conducts research on Thurston County conservation and farmland; Urban farm of 1 acre produces 10,000 pounds of food annually.

Event hosted by South of the Sound CLT

Spokane Community Land Trust
315 W. Mission Suite 22
Spokane, WA 99201
509-279-2351
spokaneclt@gmail.com
spokaneclt.weebly.com

Date Founded: 2010
Purpose: Affordable, permanent housing. 
Land Holdings:  Still in the early phases of finding land and funds to create housing. 
Governance Notes: Tripartite board. Directors serve two-year terms. 

Tahoma Community Land Trust
PO Box 8566
Tacoma, WA 98419
253-237-4785

Date Incorporated: 2021
Purpose: Affordable housing for Black, Indigenous and communities of color, as well as low-income residents.
Land Holdings: Still in organizing phases of gathering funds for purchasing land. 

Thurston Housing Land Trust
PO BOX 7277
Olympia, WA 98507
360-504-4663
info@thurstonhousinglandtrust.org
https://www.thurstonhousinglandtrust.org

Date Incorporated: 2019
Purpose: Affordable housing for low and moderate income residents. 
Land Holdings: 1 house as of 2021
Governance Notes:  There is a tripartite board with representatives from the general community, potential lessees, and members of the low income housing community. 

Tres Rios Community Land Trust
Richland, WA
https://tresriosclt.org/

Date Incorporated: 2021
Purpose: Generate affordable and democratic housing in the Tri-Cities metropolitan area. 
Land Holdings:  Plans to offer rentals and single-family homes, and they are still in the process of obtaining funding and land. 
Governance Notes: They will have a 12 person board of directors made up of interested community members, subject matter experts, and residents of Tres Rios housing. 

Vashon HouseHold
PO Box 413
Vashon, WA 98070
206-463-6454
vashonhousehold.org

Date Incorporated: 1990
Purpose: Protect the culture, character, and people of Vashon by preserving affordable housing.
Land Holdings:  51 single family units spread across three neighborhoods, most of which include community gardens or other community spaces. Vashon HouseHold also has 76 apartment units spread among four locations.  
Governance Notes: There is a tripartite board made up of residents of the community land trust, general community members, and community organization representatives. 

Tres Rios CLT
Tres Rios CLT Logo designed by local artist David Vasquez

Waldron Community Land Trust
PO Box 11
Waldron Island, WA 98297
360-317-8015
waldronlandtrust@gmail.com
waldronclt.org

Purpose: Maintain local control over the land on Waldron Island  and keep it permanently affordable for residents of the island. The Waldron CLT also hopes to promote sustainable use of the land through methods such as low-impact agriculture. 
Land holdings: They have two lease holds, and a 20 acre plot that is off the market, and partly used for community purposes.