Community Land Trusts

April 27, 2016, 2pm PDT
A grassroots housing plan in Baltimore would keep control over neighborhood revitalization, and its benefits, in communities.
The Nation
February 11, 2016, 2pm PST
Community land trusts are facing an uphill battle as waves of gentrification reach new neighborhoods around Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 23, 2015, 12pm PDT
A proposal to design a park at the 11th Street Bridge between Capitol Hill and Historic Anacostia includes a through study of how the new park can connect two neighborhoods without leaving anyone behind.
Greater Greater Washington
July 8, 2015, 6am PDT
A clear, detailed explanation of community land trusts—a growing model for retaining affordable housing and neighborhood character in the face of gentrification pressures.
The Atlantic
December 30, 2014, 6am PST
Oliver Wainwright pens a wishlist of urban policies for 2015—the list focuses on issues of housing and development.
Guardian Cities
August 14, 2014, 12pm PDT
“We were drawn to CLTs not just as a technical model, but because they provide the opportunity for residents—including renters—to actually have control over their homes and communities,” says Tony Romano, the Right to the City's organizing director.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
August 13, 2011, 7am PDT
With hundreds of billions of dollars in short-term commercial real estate loans underwater, it's safe to say commercial real estate is in trouble. But can community development corporations confront the lending shortfall?
Shelterforce
August 5, 2011, 9am PDT
New Orleans, San Francisco, and Albuquerque are exploring, and implementing, community land trusts as an economic development tool that can encourage development in business districts while assuring that local businesses are not displaced.
Shelterforce
June 16, 2011, 6am PDT
Hannibal Square in Winter Park, Florida has a long history as an African-American community, dating back to the 19th century. Today, a community land trust, a redevelopment agency and other groups are approaching the community with different goals.
Next American City
April 7, 2011, 1pm PDT
In the housing crash of 2007, Atlanta's Pittsburgh community was a focal point for mortgage fraud, mortgage defaults, and foreclosure. By forming a nonprofit community land trust, Atlanta is working to turn the neighborhood around.
Shelterforce
May 11, 2010, 8am PDT
Community land trusts are an unusual but growing method of ownership, where the land is shared but members own their own homes. According to the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, they're good for neighborhood stabilization and rarely foreclose.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy blog