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On Common Ground: Grounded Solutions CEO Adds Racial Justice Context, Commentary for International CLT Publication

Grounded Solutions CEO Tony Pickett recently joined forces with forty-two scholars and practitioners from a dozen countries to author On Common Ground, International Perspectives on the Community Land Trust, a collection of twenty-six original essays tracing the international growth and diversification of community-led development on community-owned land.

Grounded Solutions CEO Tony Pickett

In his chapter,The Burden of Patience in a Long March Toward Racial Justice,” Pickett discusses how once legally-segregated communities of color were subjected to redlining and restrictive covenants related to government-backed FHA mortgages,  setting the stage for predatory subprime home mortgage lending and contributing to a well-documented and expansive racial wealth gap that remains throughout America.  He additionally highlights how CLT’s increasingly serve and economically benefit families of color, countering the combined impacts of long-term,  bias-driven housing outcomes of foreclosure, displacement, and gentrification.

Video conversation with Tony Pickett and On Common Ground Editor John Emmeus Davis

Audio excerpt of “The Burden of Patience in a Long March Toward Racial Justice

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