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Stories from the Field

A creative new inclusionary housing policy for Minneapolis

In Minneapolis, it’s getting harder to find an affordable home to rent. Rising housing prices and very low vacancy rates have led to increased organizing around renters’ issues. More than half of Minneapolis residents are renters.

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A community organizes to take control of vacant lots

A medical campus in Buffalo, NY was rapidly expanding and displacing longtime neighborhood residents of a historically Black neighborhood. Neighborhood residents built on existing relationships and strengths to launch FB Community Land Trust, a member-driven organization that aims to create affordable housing and maintain community control of land.

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Innovative business plan expands a CLT's mission

In 2015, Proud Ground launched a full-service real estate firm, Proud Ground Community Realty, as a new line of business for the organization, becoming Oregon’s only non-profit real estate brokerage.

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