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What is a Community Land Trust?

What is a Community Land Trust?

Community Land Trusts are nonprofit organizations that help make homes and other things (such as community gardens, commercial space, affordable housing) affordable and accessible. For most CLTs, affordable housing is the highest priority. There are over 250 CLT programs across the country, serving communities from small towns to large cities.

From Wikipedia: "The first organization to be labeled with the term 'community land trust' in the U.S., called New Communities, Inc., was founded with the purpose of helping African-American farmers in the rural South to gain access to farmland and to work it with security."

For more information about CLTs, visit the National Community Land Trust Network or Cornerstone Partnership or Wikipedia.

our goals

Prosperous families. Today, home equity represents more than 80% of the typical family's wealth. But owning a home provides more than equity. Homeownership also means stable payments, a secure place to call home and an opportunity to invest in the future.

Smart investments. Home ownership remains beyond the reach of many families. Our community invests in Proud Ground to give families access to affordable homeownership, and all of the related benefits, for generations to come.

Strong communities. Vibrant neighborhoods depend on stable families and businesses that are invested in their neighborhood and community. From the local school to the corner store to city hall, the whole community benefits when a family owns their home.

Help support stable, strong communities.