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Community Land Trusts for Homeownership: Basics & Beyond

Suggested Audiences: New Practitioners, Advocates, Allies
3-part training, 2-hour sessions
2:00-4:00pm ET / 11a-1:00pm PT on Thursdays January 14, 21, 28th + Office Hours

Registration Deadline- January 8th, 2021

Have you been wondering what makes community land trust (CLT) homeownership different from other affordable housing models? How are CLTs structured and governed? Where did the CLT model come from? How can you best communicate about CLTs to partners and allies? Come learn the answers to these questions and more! This course offers an introduction to the nuts and bolts of the CLT model, with a focus on CLTs providing permanently affordable homeownership opportunities.

This introductory level course is for individuals interested in starting or supporting a community land trust, new staff or board members of existing CLTs or anyone interested in revisiting the fundamentals. Participants often include new practitioners, board members, advocates, CLT partners, and funders.

After taking this course, you should expect to be able to identify the ownership, organizational and operational elements that make a CLT unique; debunk common myths about the CLT model; and, demonstrate a basic understanding of subsidy retention, resale formulas, ground leases and stewardship.

Course Schedule:

Thursday, January 14th – An Introduction to the CLT Model

Thursday, January 21st – Putting the C in CLT: Past & Present

Thursday, January 28th – CLT Implementation: An Overview

Optional Office Hours – TBD 


Registration Deadline- January 8th, 2021

Scholarship Application Closed- January 6th, 2021


This course is sponsored by Citi.

This course is $170 for Grounded Solutions Network members, and $220 for non-members. 

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Jason Webb


Drawing on over 25 years’ experience in and community organizing and revitalization, specializing in housing in Roxbury Massachusetts, Jason oversees membership strategy and capacity building of start-up groups. Before coming to Grounded Solutions,’ Jason worked 15 years for Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) and Network Member Dudley Neighbors Inc. (DNI), serving in several capacities such as Director of Real Estate and Technology, Director of DNI “The Community Land Trust,” and Director of Administration and Finance. He oversaw the development of several community land trust developments and created a youth development/youth jobs program called CommunityScapes.

Thursday, January 14, 2021, 2:00 pm – Thursday, January 28, 2021, 4:00 pm ET
Registration Closed

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