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Community Building + Organizing

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

COMMUNITY BUILDINGNMAAHC Logo 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?

COVID-19

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).  ABSTRACT:  By mid-March, the state of Vermont and the Champlain Housing Trust were able to offer quarantine space for Burlington’s homeless population.

International CLT Movement

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

The Advance of the International Community Land Trust Movement, Line Algoed and Geert De Pauw, AGORA Magazine, January 2020 (Dutch).  ABSTRACT: While house prices are rising worldwide, community land trusts are succeeding in making affordable living possible. Common land ownership, anti-speculative conditions, and collective management are essential ingredients for this. This article looks at the emergence of the international movement of CLTs, with specific attention to the CLTs of Brussels and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Proceeding from these examples, the article investigates what the role that CLTs can play in Belgium and the Netherlands and what role they can play in the context of informal neighborhoods in the Global South.

Racial Justice

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

The Most We Can Do: A National Mandate for Housing Justice, Tony Pickett and Robert Burns, Shelterforce, August 6, 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

How Community Land Trusts Can Advance Racial and Economic Justice, Gabriella Velasco, Housing Matters, February 26, 2020 (English)

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