The City-CLT Partnership
Based on a review of three dozen municipal programs and interviews with local officials and community land trust (CLT) practitioners, this report describes how cities are investing in existing CLTs and starting news ones. It teaches community developers the mechanisms, methods, and model practices that are being used to guide urban development and support affordable housing initiatives.
About the Authors
John Emmeus Davis is partner and cofounder of Burlington Associates in Community Development, a national consulting cooperative specializing in the development of policies and programs promoting permanently affordable, owner-occupied housing. He previously served as the housing director and enterprise community coordinator for the City of Burlington, Vermont and was a visiting fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
Rick Jacobus is a national expert in inclusionary housing and affordable homeownership. He has worked as a senior program officer for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation and director of neighborhood economic development for the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation in Oakland, California. He joined Burlington Associates in Community Development as a partner in 2004, assisting in the development of community land trusts and inclusionary housing programs on the West Coast. He was also a visiting fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.