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Message from the President

Community Land Trusts
Gregory K. Ingram, Outubro 1, 2007

Community land trusts provide affordable housing by separating the value of land from the value of buildings. Households pay for only the building or dwelling unit, and the CLT retains ownership of the land in this form of shared equity housing.

When the household sells, the CLT typically has the right to repurchase the unit at a price determined by a formula based on the value of improvements made by the household, the change in local housing prices, and the duration of tenancy. The CLT then resells the building or unit to another low-income household, and continues to own the land. This chain of sales ensures that the unit provides affordable housing services on a sustainable basis.