Supporting the Global CLT Movement

Racial Equity

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“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

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

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?