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2022

Missoula Nonprofits Turn To Surplus Bakken Homes For Affordability Solution, Cameron Evans, The Roundup, May 11, 2022

The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of, Michelle Terhune, Como Magazine, May 10, 2022

Affordable housing shouldn’t have to take a miracle, Benjamin Waddell, The Tribune, May 10, 2022

How a mobile home park in Durango saved itself from the affordable housing crisis, Sarah Flower, Boise State Public Radio News, May 9, 2022

"Fantastic" social housing development 'Neighbourhood' starting to take shape in Salford praised by city mayor Paul Dennett, George Lythgoe, Manchester Evening News, May 9, 2022

Moab housing crisis demands solutions as workers struggle to find places to live, Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL.com, May 6, 2022

Can communities be better landlords? Camille Squires, Quartz, May 5, 2022

She sold her home for nearly half its $1 million value. The ‘pay it forward’ deal is a new tactic in the Bay Area’s housing crisis, Lauren Hepler, San Francisco Chronicle, May 4, 2022

Community Partnership Provides New Model For Affordable Housing In King County, Aaron Allen, The Seattle Medium, May 4, 2022

A Multiethnic Community Land Trust With Eminent Domain: Boston’s Dudley Neighbors Incorporated, Felipe Listed & Lara Masetto, RioOnWatch, May 3, 2022

Black Orlando Residents Are Being Pushed Out by Home Investors, Rashad Grove, Ebony Magazine, May 3, 2022

Community Land Trusts Make Housing Affordable, Alexander Thompson & Jocelyn Yang, Yes Magazine, May 2, 2022

For first-time homebuyers, are starter homes becoming extinct? Terry Collins, USA Today, May 2, 2022

How Community Land Trusts Can Advance Black Homeownership, Faith Weekly, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, April 27, 2022

Affordable Homeownership Housing Development Completed in Central District, Elizabeth Turnbull, South Seattle Emerald, April 26, 2022

OPAL’s purchase of the Northern Heights Apartments is now fully funded, Alysha Sherburne, The Orcasonian, April 22, 2022

NYC Is Fighting for More Community Land Trust Funding, Roshan Abraham, Next City, April 21, 2022

Manatee County approves initiatives to address affordable housing and homelessness, Jesse Mendoza, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, April 20, 2022

Austin residents displaced by gentrification could own a home through a new city program, Natalia Contreras, Austin American-Statesman, April 18, 2022

This South KC neighborhood takes on blight and generational wealth — one house at a time, Jerry LaMartina, The Kansas City Beacon, April 11, 2022

Land trusts, food justice and reparations: The antidote to the toxicity in the Curtis Bay community, Monica Grover, Afro News, April 8, 2022

A $250m demand for 1,000 affordable homes, Milton Valencia, The Boston Globe, April 7, 2022

The Importance of Community Organizing in Community Land Trusts Across the World, Felipe Litsek, with translation by Sofi-Nicole Barreiro, RioOnWatch, April 5, 2022

Coops, Condos and Community Land Trusts: What Is Permissible in NY? Erica Buckley, New York Law Journal, March 31, 2022

Land donation tees up affordable homeownership in East Lake, Sean Keenan, Atlanta Civic Circle, March 30, 2022

How Community Land Trusts Can Make Homebuying More Affordable, Freddie Mac, March 28, 2022

Using a Land Trust to Right Interstate Wrongs in the Twin Cities, Cinnamon Janzer, Next City, March 25, 2022

Habitat Net Zero: An Ambitious Plan to Rehab Abandoned Buildings in Queens, Roshan Abraham, Next City, March 24, 2022

Somerville Community Land Trust Names First Executive Director, Alex Newman, Patch, March 22, 2022

The housing crisis is fraying our social fabric. Community land trusts offer a solution, Jenevieve Treadwell, Inside Housing, March 22, 2022

Community-owned land as a way to challenge gentrification:  El Sereno Land Trust opens second space, Arlyn Lopez, University Times, March 11, 2022

East NY Land Trust Targets 18 Vacant City-Owned Properties For Community Ownership, Nigel Roberts, BK Reader, March 9, 2022

Can These Factory-Built Homes On The West Side Help Fix Chicago’s Affordable Housing Shortage?, Pascal Sabino, Block Club Chicago, March 8, 2022

Black-led urban farms are thriving – until they have to fight for their land, Patrice Worthy, The Guardian, March 5, 2022

Burnaby eyes hundreds of rental homes being built on city-owned land in Edmonds, Chris Campbell, Burnaby Now, March 5, 2022

As NYC Considers Scrapping Tax Lien Sale, Land Trust Plan Gains Steam, David Brand, CIty Limits, February 28, 2022

Wide open spaces are good for the heart — and integral to Sheridan County’s identity, Chris Vrba, The Sheridan Press, February 26, 2022

Students on a Mission to Build Affordable Housing Say Alex Pedersen Is No Help at All, Hannah Krieg, The Stranger, February 25, 2022

Sheridan Community Land Trust earns national recognition, The Sheridan Press, February 24, 2022

City looks at two properties for affordable housing projects, Grace McCarthy, The Northern Light, February 23, 2022

Corey Jones Isle Provides Affordable Homeownership Opportunities in Delray Beach, Florida, HUD USER / PD&R Edge, February 23, 2022

Displacement-Proofing San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, Sarah Holder, Bloomberg CityLab + Equality, February 18, 2022

Bad Credit? No Savings? Unconventional (Maybe Risky) Ways to Buy a Home, Stefanos Chen, The New York Times, February 18, 2022

West Charlotte neighbors expand community land trust to provide affordable homeownership, Briana Harper, WCNC, February 17, 2022

Can these Black business owners save the heart of Leimert Park from gentrification?, Erika Smith, Los Angeles Times, February 17, 2022

Africatown Community Land Trust and Community Roots Housing Break Ground on Affordable Mixed Use Development in Central Seattle, 3BL CSRwire, February 11, 2022

How Nashville’s community land trust aims to preserve housing affordability and build generational wealth, Alexis Marshall, WPLN News, February 11, 2022

Somerville Community Land Trust looks to address housing affordability, access, Chris Duncan, The Tufts Daily, February 11, 2022

Garrick R. Good Works to Meet Baltimore’s Affordable Housing Needs, Abigail Green, Baltimore Magazine, February 10, 2022

Nashville's first Community Land Trust home is completed, Olivia Michael, NewsChannel 5, February 7, 2022

Grant to bring sustainable workforce housing to Tahoe, Tahoe Daily Tribune, February 7, 2022

Oakland Home Histories: How an 1800s Victorian became a land trust cooperative, Natalie Ornstein, The Oaklandside, February 4, 2022

Organizers hope Africatown Plaza will help the Black community thrive in Seattle's Central District, Erica Zucco, NBC5, February 5, 2022

Africatown breaks ground on affordable housing and more in Seattle’s Central District, Heidi Groover, The Seattle Times, February 5, 2022

Is Community Land Ownership a Feasible Option for the Future of Stokes Croft? Jess Earley, Bristol 24/7, February 3, 2022

With Donations as Small as $20, Land Trust Makes $9.4M Affordable Housing Buy in S.F., Oscar Perry Abello, Next City, February 1, 2022

Community land trust: a proven model to address Indy’s housing crisis, Homes for All Indy, Indianapolis Recorder, January 21, 2022

When housing costs soar, Minnesota tenants and homebuyers get creative, Twila Dang and Maja Beckstrom, MPR News, January 18, 2022

Philly community groups could get priority in sale of thousands of vacant city lots under new bill, Sophia Schmidt, WHYY/PBS, January 14, 2022

Community leaders form land trusts to tackle affordable housing shortage, Leslie Bonilla Muñiz, Indianapolis Business Journal, January 14, 2022

How St. Paul Became Home to Minnesota’s First Commercial Community Land Trust, Cinnamon Janzer, Next City, January 10, 2022

2021

Ruan Minor Cornwall Community Land Trust scheme, BBC News, December 23, 2021

Land trust to build 16 affordable homes in Portland, Jessica Hall, Mainebiz, December 22, 2021

Former homeless families move into new Community Land Trust housing, AL DÍA, December 22, 2022

Rent strikes, protests pay off: Oakland tenants convince landlord to sell building - local land trust will buy for $3.3 million, Marisa Kendall, Bay Area News Group, December 20, 2021

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

Community Land Trust as a Way Forward on Affordability?, David Greenwald, The Davis Vanguard, December 14, 2021

Muskoka Community Land Trust seeks support to create more affordable housing options, Doppler Online, December 13, 2022

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

Five affordable houses are coming to the Globeville Elyria-Swansea community, Desiree Mathurin, Denverite, December 9, 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

Community Land Trust could help alleviate local affordable housing crisis, Yvette Hammett, 83 Degrees, November 30, 2021

Blacksburg housing: town staff hope to have a land trust proposal soon, Yann Ranaivo, The Roanoke Times, November 28, 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

Menlo Park to consider forming a community land trust to enable affordable homeownership, Kate Bradshaw, The Almanac, November 12, 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

"It was his last wish," Binghampton family fulfills wish of deceased father and purchases home thanks to Binghampton Community Land Trust, Jen Diprizio, ABC24, November 1, 2021

Southside Community Land Trust’s New Providence Headquarters to Invest in Healthy Food, Caitlin Faulds, ecoRI, October 27, 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

These Groups Are Trying To Slow Gentrification In Logan Square And Hermosa — One Affordable Home At A Time, Mina Bloom, Block Club Chicago, October 14, 2021

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

Africatown Community Land Trust Acquires Land For Affordable Housing Development, The Seattle Medium, October 13, 2021

Kôr Community Land Trust to break ground on its second net-zero affordable community, Crescita, KTVZ News, October 8, 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 Sabonis, 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

City Announces Funding Availability of $4 Million for Community Land Trusts, City of 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

New affordable opportunities celebrated in Chinatown, City of Boston, August 18, 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

California Puts up $500 Million for Community Ownership Against Big Real Estate, Oscar Perry Abello, Next City, July 27, 2021

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

West Side Community Land Trust completes its first affordable home in Enderly Park, Sarafina Wright, City Metro, July 19, 2021

Atlanta Land Trust creates affordable housing for low-income households near Atlanta BeltLine, other neighborhoods, Hunter Gilmore, The Atlanta Voice, July 9, 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

NEP launches Community Land Trust campaign, Stephon Johnson, New York Amsterdam News, June 24, 2021

Douglass Community Land Trust to Spur Housing at New Reeves Center, James Wright Jr., The Washington Informer, June 23, 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

West Side land trust and demolition fund would be first of its kind in San Antonio, Madison Iszler, My San Antonio, May 4, 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

New York City considers a bold idea to keep people from being pushed out of their homes, Abigail Savitch-Lew, The Appeal, March 29, 2021

El Barrio Community Land Trust To Renovate 4 City-Owned Buildings To Affordable Housing In Harlem, Vanessa Londono, New York YIMBY, March 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

2020

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

Black Commons, Community Land Trusts, and Reparations, David Bollier, Resilience, July 22, 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).

Woodland Community Land Trust, Eliza Spellman, Resilience, June 3, 2020