Community Land Trusts and Community Development: Partners Against Displacement

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The report describes the lack of affordable housing and the prevalence of the problem nationwide. Community Land Trusts (CLTs) are proposed as a common solution to the problem, though they are often on the small scale. Proposals within the report are made to scale-up CLT effectiveness by partnering with Community Development Corporations (CDCs). Several examples of partnerships—many of which are supported by LISC—include: investments, leveraging the CDC infrastructure to support CLTs, and policy mobilization. Municipal to federal support of land trust policy to institutionalize affordable housing options along with development is also discussed.

Citation: Greenberg, D.M. Community Land Trusts and Community Development: Partners Against Displacement. Local Initiatives Support Coalition (LISC): Feb 2019. Accessed April 5, 2019 http://www.lisc.org/media/filer_public/f0/e0/f0e07be0-1ca5-4720-b78c-3a0d7a0181dd/022519_white_paper_community_land_trusts.pdf