Community Land Trusts
Community Land Trusts are powerful examples of communities helping themselves. They are non-profit, community-based organizations run by volunteers that develop housing, workspaces, community facilities or other assets that meet the needs of the community and are made available at permanently affordable levels.
Community Land Trusts (CLTs) have a membership that elect a Board to manage their CLT.
CLTs are growing in number across the country, primarily to help provide affordable homes for local people, specifically to remain affordable in perpetuity. By forming a partnership with a Housing Association, the CLT can influence the housing project and generate a long-term income whilst being protected from the development risks involved.
Additional information on CLTs can be obtained from the National CLT Network