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

Beyond Housing: Why Equity Demands a Complete Overhaul of Land Use Policy, Calvin Gladney, Nonprofit Quarterly, November 10, 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

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

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

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

Housing Discrimination:  Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, HBO, July 25, 2021

The Power of Black Resilience during Adversity: A Few Post-Election Reflections, Tony Pickett, Nonprofit Quarterly, November 6, 2020

One Way To Close The Black Homeownership Gap: Housing As Reparations, Molly Solomon and Erin Baldassari, KQED, October 12, 2020

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

It’s Time to Move On From Community Consensus, Jeremy Levine, Shelterforce, September 4, 2020

Future of Freedom, Georgia: Sights Set on 'Being the 8th City in Wilkinson County', Erin Wise, WGXA, September 10, 2020

Land Loss has Plagued Black America since Emancipation – Is it Time to Look Again at ‘Black Commons’ and Collective Ownership? Julian Agyeman and Kofi Boone, The Conversation, July 30, 2020

Advocates Rally to Tear Down Highways That Bulldozed Black Neighborhoods, Caitlin Dewey, PEW Charitable Trusts, July 28, 2020

We Shall Not Be Moved:  Collective ownership gives power back to poor farmers, Audrea Lim, Harper's Magazine, July 2020 (English)

In Seattle, Protests Over Racial Equity Turn to Land Ownership, Gregory Scruggs, Bloomberg CityLab, June 23, 2020

When Cops Evicted These Moms, the Housing Conversation Changed, Josh Cohen, Yes Magazine, February 10, 2020 (English)

Is the Housing Market the Answer to the Racial Wealth Gap?Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce Magazine, October 29, 2018

The CLT Model: A Tool for Permanently Affordable Housing and Wealth Generation, Gus Newport, Poverty and Race, January 2005

Other Resources

Racial Justice in Housing Finance:  a series on new directions.  Megan Haberle and Sophia House, Poverty and Race Research Action Council, May 2021

Advancing Racial Equity in Housing and Community Development:  an anti-racism guide for transformation change.  Amy Share and Stephanie Reyes, Grounded Solutions Network and Case Western Reserve University, February 2021

NMAAHC LogoCOMMUNITY BUILDING is a multi-media guide prepared by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, a branch of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. It is part of a series of presentations entitled “Talking About Race.” There is no mention of community land trusts in this guide, but it touches on an essential aspect of our work, what is sometimes referred to as “keeping the C in CLT.” But what is “community”? And how do CLTs ensure that diversity and inclusion are at the center of their efforts to involve ALL members of the community they serve in informing and guiding the organization’s work?