Penn Loh of Tufts University and Eliza Parad of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative talk about the launch of a new network in Boston to promote community control of development to serve community needs, such as limiting the loss of affordable housing to gentrification. Interview for BNN News.
ARC OF JUSTICE: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of a Beloved Community
The trailer for Arc of Justice, which traces the remarkable journey of New Communities, Inc. (NCI) in southwest Georgia, a story of racial justice, community organizing, and perseverance in the face of enormous obstacles.
Geert De Pauw of the Brussels CLT interviews Brenda Torpy of the Champlain Housing Trust about her chapter in On Common Ground entitled "The Best Things in Life are Perpetually Affordable: Profile of the Champlain Housing Trust, Burlington, Vermont."
María E. Hernández Torrales, of the Center for Community Land Trust Innovation, interviews David Ireland of World Habitat and Jerry Maldonado of the Ford Foundation about their contribution to On Common Ground.
GAINING GROUND: Building Community on Dudley Street
The trailer for Gaining Ground, a follow-up to the award-winning documentary Holding Ground (1996), shows how the Dudley Street neighborhood in Boston has managed to stem the tide against enormous odds.
The trailer for the story of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, which has gained international recognition for organizing residents to fight to close down illegal dumps, gain unprecedented control of land from City Hall and create a comprehensive plan to rebuild the fabric of their community.
The Houston Community Land Trust is guided by the belief that secure, quality, affordable homeownership is a foundation on which families build legacy and cultivate opportunity, both for themselves and for their community.
LE COMMUNITY LAND TRUST BRUXELLOIS: Une terre partagée pour un habitat responsable
À Bruxelles, les familles avec peu de revenus qui veulent se loger, découvrent rapidement deux réalités : un déficit important de logements sociaux et une augmentation très importante des prix du logement. Il reste alors pour ces familles deux possibilités : vivre dans un petit logement insalubre et cher ou quitter Bruxelles. Comment répondre à cette crise du logement ? Et comment éviter que les prix continuent à monter ? Plusieurs associations bruxelloises ont réfléchi à cette question et ont découvert, aux États-Unis, un système qui pourrait y apporter une réponse : les Community Land Trusts...
O Termo Territorial Coletivo (TTC) é um projeto coordenado pela Comunidades Catalisadoras (ComCat) com o objetivo de implementar um piloto de Community Land Trust (CLT) no Brasil. No vídeo, a diretora executiva da ComCat, Theresa Williamson, a coordenadora do projeto do TTC, Tarcyla Fidalgo e o 2o secretário da comunidade do Trapicheiros, Ailton Lopes, refletem sobre alguns aspectos do projeto, destacando sua importância no momento atual brasileiro.
Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust (PNLT) is a community land trust (CLT) in Parkdale led by a group of residents and organizations trying to promote the social, cultural and economic diversity of Parkdale by redefining how land is used and developed. A CLT is a non profit organization that owns land on behalf of a community and puts it to use for community benefit. The PNLT is part of a broader set of initiatives under the umbrella of the Parkdale People’s Economy.
This chapter provides a general introduction to what has come to be known in the United States as the “classic CLT.” Described here are those characteristics of ownership, organization, and operation that distinguish the CLT from more familiar models of affordable housing and community development.
This chapter examines ideas, pioneers, and precedents behind the CLT’s distinctive approach to the OWNERSHIP of land and buildings. Explored here are the model’s roots in the single tax movement of Henry George, the Garden Cities of England, and various intentional communities in the United States inspired by Ralph Borsodi and Arthur Morgan.
This chapter introduces the people who put the “C” in the CLT, giving rise to the model’s distinctive approach to ORGANIZATION. Explored here are the model’s roots in the Civil Rights Movement in the American South and the Gramdan Movement in India, accompanied by profiles of the men and women behind the first CLT, New Communities Inc.
The final chapter traces the changing meaning of the “T” in CLT, as the OPERATION of community land trusts became increasingly focused in the 1980s on serving the poor, revitalizing urban neighborhoods, and preserving the affordability, condition, and security of resale-restricted, owner-occupied housing.
SECURING LAND RIGHTS: Community Land Trusts in Informal Settlements
World Habitat presented a panel discussion on the role of the community land trust in securing land rights for residents of informal settlements. Panelists included: Mariolga Juliá Pacheco and Don José Caraballo, from the Caño Martín Peña CLT, Puerto Rico; Theresa Williamson, from the Favela CLT / Catalytic Communities, Brazil; and Khalid Hussain and Rabeya Rahman, from Community-Led Development of the Urdu-Speaking Bihari Camps, Bangladesh. The moderator was Line Algoed of the Center for CLT Innovation, and the host was Mariangela Veronesi of World Habitat.
STREETS OF DREAMS: Development Without Displacement in Communities of Color
The trailer for Streets of Dreams, which tells the stories of grassroots activists in communities of color around the U.S. who are using CLTs to preserve the affordability of their homes, prevent displacement and shape the future of their communities.
Land trusts are innovative organizations that are part of the solution to housing challenges around the world. Here in British Columbia, the Community Land Trust helps protect and expand co-operative and non-profit housing. New homes are being built now in the City of Vancouver!