- Dec 20 2022
- 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Webinar: Community Land Trusts
A community land trust is a specific type of nonprofit organization that owns real estate and is governed by community residents in order to support local agriculture and food production, housing for low- and moderate-income residents, and other local priorities. Usually the farmers or residents also have a share of ownership to allow them to build equity; for example, in housing land trusts, often the CLT owns and leases out the land, but sells the housing structures to the occupants. This webinar will introduce the concept of a CLT and hear from examples of CLTs used in both an agricultural and a housing context.
Our guest speakers for this webinar will be Nora Lichtash of the Women’s Community Revitalization Project speaking about the process of planning and forming the Community Justice Land Trust in Philadelphia, and Johanna Rosen of the Agrarian Trust speaking about the creative and flexible model being used by the Agrarian Commons around the country. There will also be an introduction from Fran Miller of Vermont Law and Graduate School, and time for questions and discussion amongst participants.
This webinar is the first of the Expanding Ownership: Shared Ownership Models to Increase Access to Housing and Farmland series.
This four-part event series is designed for professionals and community members who are passionate about increasing housing access OR farmland access and interested in learning about collaborative and community-based models to make ownership of real estate more accessible.
Organizers include Vital Communities, The Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law and Graduate School, Green Mountain Economic Development Corporation, and Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission.