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News about Community Land Trusts


Houston-area community land trusts could help fill a widening gap in housing affordability, Jen Rice, Houston Public Media (University of Houston), December 17, 2021

Land Trusts Could Soon Come To Muskoka, Hunters Bay Radio, December 17, 2021

Community Land Trust Brussels receives World Habitat Gold Award, World Habitat, December 16, 2021

Can this innovative housing model help solve California’s affordable housing crisis?, PBS Newshour, December 11, 2021

Envisioning Radical Empathy for Community Land Ownership and Prosperity, Tony Pickett, Nonprofit Quarterly, December 8, 2021

Affordable housing is a hot commodity — and a new Ottawa land trust wants to counter that, Taylor Blewett, Ottawa Citizen, December 8, 2021

Community Land Trusts in Latin America: Dialogues Between Brazil and Puerto Rico, Felipe Listed, RioOnWatch, December 7, 2021

Canada invests in projects to demonstrate Community Land Trust Solutions for Affordable Housing, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, December 1, 2021

Review of On Common Ground, Jeffrey Lowe, Journal of the American Planning Association, November 24, 2021

Island Housing Trust to build Meshacket neighborhood, The Martha's Vineyard Times, November 23, 2021

Buying a House Feels Impossible These Days. Here Are 6 Innovative Paths to Homeownership, Abby Vesoulis, Time Magazine, November 22, 2021

A refuge from high housing costs, Sitka’s land trust neighborhood is growing two cottages at a time, KCAW News, November 19, 2021

Community Land Trusts aid housing affordability, Yarrow Brown, Traverse City Record Eagle, November 14, 2021

East New York is not for sale:  community land trust movement sees hope in racial justice commission, Ben Brachfeld, Brooklyn Paper, November 10, 2021

Community Land Trusts Provide What ARPA Seeks to Foster, Matt Weber, National League of Cities, November 8, 2021

The Sanders Institute releases video on the Champlain Housing Trust, Sanders Institute, November 3, 2021

Housing Can Be Made More Affordably and More Equitably, Gabrielle Filisko, National Association of Realtors, November 3, 2021

Community Land Trust Definition, Kiara Taylor, Investopedia, November 1, 2021

Dwelling Place pursues 47-unit community land trust housing in southeast Grand Rapids, Kate Carlson, MiBiz, October 24, 2021

How a New Orleans community land trust is providing permanently affordable housing and supporting Black entrepreneurs, Julius Kimbrough, Jr., The Brookings Institution, October 22, 2021

Baltimore’s Community Land Trusts Offer a Pathway to Housing Justice, Jaisal Door, YES! Magazine, October 22, 2021

1st Public Hearing on Favela Community Land Trusts Held by Rio de Janeiro City Council, Maria Fernanda Godhinho, RioOnWatch, October 21, 2021

An Indigenous Community Land Trust Rises: Making Land Back a Reality, Michelle Vassel and David Cobb, Nonprofit Quarterly, October 13, 2021

BK Talks:  Building Together! concepts and tools for shared futures, a video featuring Geert De Pauw and Michael LaFond, TU Delft Faculty of Architecture, October 7, 2021

As Houston’s housing market booms, a nonprofit is looking for ways to keep homes affordable, Sara Willa Ernst, Houston Public Media (University of Houston), October 7, 2021

A Community Land Trust for Lambertville The Solution to the City’s Affordable Housing Crisis, Leah Hunt, TAPintoFlemington/Raritan, October 6, 2021

How community control of housing and land can help solve the housing crisis, Jessica Kutz, High County News, October 5, 2021

The Transformative Potential of Community Land Trusts, Peter Sabots, Nonprofit Quarterly, September 29, 2021

Virginia now has a statewide community land trust. Can it help solve the housing crisis?, Wyatt Gordon, Virginia Mercury, September 29, 2021

Walton's blueprint counts on land trusts – not developers – for affordable housing, Deidre Williams, The Buffalo News, September 28, 2021

Berlin referendum: Could a community land trust be the blueprint to give power back to citizens? Emily Manthei, EuroNews, September 25, 2021

CFEA launches community land trust, $5 Million partnership with county, Independent Tribune, September 23, 2021

Land Banks and Community Land Trusts: Partnering to Provide Equitable Housing Opportunities Now and for Future Generations, Kim Graziani, Center for Community Progress, September 21, 2021

Bronx group urges city to turn vacant land into community land trust, News 12, September 19, 2021

How community land trusts can help stem affordable housing crisis, Zachary Rosen, News6 Orlando, September 16, 2021

Revisiting community control of land and housing in the wake of COVID-19, Thomas Hanna, Democracy Collaborative, September 8, 2021

How to give the land back, Aaron Fernando, ShareAble, September 7, 2021

Favela CLT National Seminar, Part 2: International Examples, Potentialities and Challenges, Gabriela Buffon Vargas, Julio Santos Filho, RioOnWatch, September 5, 2021

City to host meetings about proposed community land trust, William West, Rocky Mount Telegram, September 5, 2021

Chinatown CLT’s first permanently affordable preserved homes! Chinatown Community Land Trust, September 4, 2021

Baltimore City Announces Funding For Community Land Trusts, CBS Baltimore, September 3, 2021

Douglass Community Land Trust Wants to Lead the Way in SW, Bailey Vogt, Washington City Paper, September 2, 2021

Rep. Alex Ramel considering community land trust legislation next session, Aaron Kunkler, Washington State Wire, August 25, 2021

What City Leaders Need to Know About Community Land Trusts, Natasha Leonard and Lauren Lowery, National League of Cities, August 17, 2021

When home prices soar, a community-based land trust helps keep them affordable for first-time buyers, Jennifer Hoff, KARE 11, August 13, 2021

“Real Power is in the Land”: Community Land Trusts—Past, Present and Future, Julia Duranti-Martínez, LISC, August 11, 2021

An Unusual Community Land Trust in Colorado Is Making Its Mark, Oscar Perry Abello, Next City, August 10, 2021

L.A. County Community Land Trusts Picking Up Momentum In Preserving Affordable Housing, Joe Linton, StreetsBlog LA, August 10, 2021

A Model for Truly Affordable Housing, Myers Reece, Flathead Beacon, August 4, 2021

SHELTERFORCE MAGAZINE:  Community Ownership Takes Center Stage

Building Affordability in High Cost and Disaster Areas though Community Land Trusts and Manufactured Housing, Housing Land Trust of Sonoma County in collaboration with Fannie Mae, July 20, 2021

Communal land and ownership — A conversation with Pittsburgh affordable housing advocates, Jourdan Hicks and Andy Kubis, PublicSource, July 2, 2021

Community land trust purchases first property, eyes empty Caltrans homes, Ryann Blackshere Vargas, Spectrum News 1, July 9, 2021

New Communities and community land trusts in movements for Black lives, land and liberation, Shirley Sherrod et al., Local Housing Initiatives Support Corporation, June 29, 2021

City of Toronto to transfer TCHC’s single-family housing to non-profit housing sector, City of Toronto press release, June 25, 2021

Community land trusts: a solution to the global housing crisis, Carrick Reddin, World Economic Forum, June 25, 2021

Hannibal Square Community Land Trust aims to even out homeownership disparities, Molly Duerig, Spectrum News 13, June 18, 2021

Broome County Land Trust Aims For Equity In Homeownership, Jillian Forstadt, WSKG, June 15, 2021

Next phase progresses for establishing Community Land Trusts across Brazil, World Habitat, June 14, 2021

Community Land Trusts and the Struggle for the Right to the City: Dialogue on Rio and Mozambique, Tomás Aboim, RioOnWatch, June 11, 2021

New Agreement, Funding Pave Way For Land Trust Focused On North St. Louis Green Spaces, Evie Hemphill, St. Louis Public Radio, June 1, 2021

Community Land Trusts and Informal Settlements:  Assessing the Feasibility of CLT Instruments Developed by the Caño Martin Peña Communities in Puerto Rico for Favelas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Line Algoed, Alejandro Cotté Morales, Tarcyla Fidalgo Ribeiro, María E. Hernández Torrales, Lyvia Rodríguez Del Valle, and Theresa Williamson, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, May 2021

New St. Louis community land trust aims to add green space, spur development to fight vacancy, Jacob Barker, St. Louis Post Dispatch, May 28, 2021

The Social Housing Movement Picks Up Steam:  old models of affordability gain new momentum, but scaling up remains a struggle, Kathryn Brenzel, The Real Deal, May 26, 2021

Partners for Dignity and Rights Releases Resource Toolkit on Creating Community Controlled, Deeply Affordable Housing, May 18, 2021

Marlborough Community Land Trust brings hope and ownership to its community, Savannah Hawley, Pitch Magazine, April 26, 2021

Mayor Bowser Announces Community Land Trust Approach to Revitalize Langston-Slater Schools Site, Executive Office of the Mayor of the District of Columbia, April 20, 2021

Affordable Housing Forever:  nonprofits that purchase land, build homes on it and sell them below market rate are giving low-income buyers a chance, The New York Times, April 15, 2021

Community land trust helps Sitka mom build a home of her own, Erin McKinstry, Alaska Public Media, April 5, 2021

Non-profit offering new rent-to-own program for homebuyers, Terrance Dixon, NBC12, March 4, 2021

A Habitat Chapter Embraces Community Land Trusts in the Big Apple, Steve Dubb, Nonprofit Quarterly, February 18, 2021

Community Land Trusts Get a California Makeover, Katherine McKeen, The Regulatory Review, February 17, 2021

How Community Land Trusts Could Make Los Angeles More Affordable, Zoie Matthew, LAist, February 2, 2021


Community Land Trusts, Building Common Ground Across Europe - EU Policy Conference,  Brussels Community Land Trust, December 4, 2020

Community Land Trusts and the Struggle for the Right to the City: Dialogue on Rio and Mozambique, Rio On Watch / Catalytic Communities, October 20, 2020

Perspectives on the Community Land Trust An interview with John Emmeus Davis, Line Algoed, and María E. Hernández-Torralesby James Tracy, Shelterforce Magazine (October 14, 2020)

Opening Doors:  Land Banks and Community Land Trusts Partner to Unlock Affordable Housing Opportunities, Emma Zehner, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, October 7, 2020

Community land trusts could help heal segregated cities, Mark Rosalind and Christopher Boone, Street Roots, October 7, 2020

En busca de tierras a perpetuidad para la agricultura sostenible, Cándida Cotto, CLARIDAD, August 2020

Community Land Trust Builds Social Housing to Curb Affordability Crisis, Brittany Ebeling, Shareable, July 23, 2020

How to Make This Year’s Eviction Crisis Our Last, Peter Sabonis, Nonprofit Quarterly, June 17, 2020 (English)

Flexibility Key to Vermont Nonprofit’s COVID-19 Homeless Housing Pivot, Nicole Martinez, Shelterforce Magazine, June 3, 2020 (English).