3:45 PM – 5 PM

Salon 1

Keeping Property Affordable for Generations with a Community Land Trust

Community Land Trusts (CLTs) can be used for residential homeownership, rental, and businesses.  This session is an introduction to CLTs by the Florida Housing Coalition’s CLT Institute.  The CLT model will be explained in the context of its use for  government surplus donated land, for church owned property being used for affordable housing, for rental housing, homeownership, and even for protecting local businesses from the pressures of gentrification.  The CLT model  provides assurances that the developed land will forever meet the mission of providing affordable housing to an income eligible population.  This workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of the community land trust model and we will schedule follow up offsite or on-site assistance  for those who want to explore starting a CLT in their community or using the 99 year ground lease model for a particular development.