What is a community land trust?

A Community Land Trust (CLT) is a legal entity that provides affordable housing and facilities for low-income residents. CLT homeowners own their homes, but lease the land underneath it from the CLT. Generally speaking, the land lease contains restrictions on future sale prices, ensuring affordable for generations.

Affordable Housing and Community Facilities

NCLT sells affordable condominiums and single family homes; leases offices and homes to non-profit organizations, cooperatives and co-housing communities; and rents affordable apartments to low-, very-low and extremely low income households.

CLT Consultation
and Training

NCLT’s consultation and training services include assisting potential new and existing housing organizations such as tenant-initiated co-ops, emerging CLTs, and other groups wanting to create or expand permanently affordable housing & community facilities.

CLT Policy Advocacy

NCLT helps to expand the CLT movement by creating and participating in local, state and national CLT networks. Through these networks NCLT works to organize and educate in order to influence public policy.
NCLT Snapshot:

Rental Units

CLT Homes

52

47

Keeping prices low enables people to save more and worry less. Our land trust model helps this become a reality. Lowering the barrier to home ownership is the heart of what we do.

NCLT Snapshot:

Subsidies in CLT Units

$1.1M

Market Value of Subsidies

$13.2M

NCLT also works with many philanthropic organizations that understand the benefits of affordable housing. Thanks to their donations, subsidies are another crucial part of fulfilling our goals.

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