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Join The Network

At the heart of our work is the national network of members we serve and that allies we work in partnership with to influence and impact communities.

When we foster connections and share best practices, it helps us all work more effectively.
Building connections is one of the key ways we advance our national movement towards equitable communities.

By becoming a member or ally of Grounded Solutions Network, you are both solidifying your commitment to this work and joining a passionate community of practitioners and allies dedicated to increasing our collective impact. 

Please see our different levels of membership and the corresponding benefits below.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at info@groundedsolutions.org

2017 - 2018 Membership Benefits

Access to technical advice and peer-to-peer connections (Help Desk support).
Access to member-only trainings and resources.
Discounted registration fees for Intersections 2017 and other events.
Ability to apply for scholarships to conferences and other trainings.
Ability to apply for grants, technical assistance awards and event sponsorships.✔*
Opportunity to serve on member-only committees.
Opportunity to nominate oneself as a candidate for the Board of Directors.
Opportunity to vote on Board candidates.
*NEW - HomeKeeper users receive a discounted membership rate.
*Organizational members only


Become a Member (Organizational)

Organizational members are U.S. based nonprofit organizations or public agencies that are actively engaged in forming, or structured and operating as, a community land trust, deed restricted housing program, limited equity cooperative, inclusionary housing program, or other long-term affordable housing program in their community.

The first year of organizational membership is offered at $100. After the first year of membership, organizational membership dues are based on organization size.

2017 - 2018 Organizational Membership Dues

Organization Size
Annual Rate
First Year of Membership$100
Organization w/ operating revenue < $250K$250
Organization w/ operating revenue > $250K$500


Become a Member (Individual)

Individual members are practitioners or policy makers who are employed by U.S. based organizations or public agencies who are not willing or able to join as an organizational member.

Individual member benefits are right-sized for one person (i.e. single discounts and individual access
to training opportunities and events).

2017 - 2018 Individual Membership Dues

Annual Rate
First Year of Membership$75
Continuing Individual Membership$150


Become an Ally

While our traditional membership opportunities focus on organizations and professionals who are actively engaged in permanently affordable housing efforts, we embrace the fact that to create truly inclusive communities, we need to work across strengths and sectors.

In order to support our collective vision, we’re inviting organizations and individuals outside of our traditional membership to sign on as an ally of Grounded Solutions Network at no cost. We envision a broad network working together to advance communities across the nation.

By signing on to become an ally, you sign a statement of support for the organization’s values, goals and strategies. In return, we recognize our allies as valuable members of our extensive network, and commit to providing allies with the benefits outlined below.

2017 - 2018 Ally Benefits

Visibility – listed online as an Ally and supporter of our efforts to create inclusive communities.
Special, discounted rate to Intersections 2017
(our national conference in Oakland, CA, this October)
Notification about national ‘Calls to Action’
Reciprocity – When asked, we’ll try to support and share national ‘Calls to Action’ to our network as appropriate
Special scholarship opportunities designed for and limited to ally members.
Become an Ally

The Value of Membership:

“Grounded Solutions Network provides the best training and networking opportunities for our organization’s board and staff members regarding community land trust housing and other community-based, innovative housing solutions. Period.”

 – Jeff Corey, One Roof Community Housing


“What I value about Grounded Solutions Network is that it’s a hub of information and resources for permanently affordable housing! The staff is amazing…very experienced in the field of affordable housing. They are always willing to help find answers to your questions.”

 – Jennifer Minnick, Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County


“Grounded Solutions Network is a unique organization serving not-for-profits [and programs] involved in a very specialized type of affordable housing. It includes a staff of extremely talented, knowledgeable professionals who are dedicated to helping CLTs achieve their mission”

 – Joe D’Lando, Uniondale Community Land Trust



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2017 Member Report

As a service to our members, Grounded Solutions Network strives to collect accurate and updated data on members’ portfolios in order to better understand trends and characteristics of shared equity programs and homes and to help build support for the field. This is why each year, when entities join Grounded Solutions Network and members renew their memberships, they are asked to provide basic information about their organizations and programs. This report summarizes self-reported data gathered from the 2017-2018 member application form as of November 14, 2017.

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