Community Land Trusts and Anti-Displacement Fights

February 12, 2009 - 07:47 -- john

A Community Land Trust is a model of permanently affordable, community
controlled housing provision where the ownership of the land is held in
trust by a community organization, while residents cooperatively own and
control most aspects of their everyday lives as dwellers. In San
Francisco, the San Francisco Community Land Trust played a role in
ending the evictions of 21 households in Chinatown. In New York and
Seattle, organizations have turned to this strategy to preserve
affordable housing gained through direct-action takeovers. As the
foreclosure crisis continues, there may be many more opportunities to
extend community control of affordable housing.

This panel discussion will:

Explain the CLT model, it's advantages and drawbacks

Focus on a few successful CLT projects nationwide

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