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Bending the Arc: Growth and Expansion of the CLT Model


Grounded Solutions Network CEO Tony Pickett joined leading housing experts and advocates for a series of video interviews to address the history, diversification and scaleability of the community land trust model and the impact of racial justice on CLT expansion efforts in the United States and worldwide. We encourage our members to share and submit thoughts and feedback on the videos using the comment form here.



Housing is A Right

A Fundamental Right

Dr. Akilah Watkins-Butler declares housing a fundamental right, bringing together those most impacted by exclusionary policies to influence community planning and decision-making.

Future of Shared Equity Housing

Looking Forward

Grounded Solutions Network Board President Dr. Akilah Watkins-Butler envisions how the expansion of shared equity housing can help right the wrongs of America’s discriminatory past.

Recruiting POC Voices

POC Voices

Grounded Solutions Network Board President Dr. Akilah Watkins-Butler emphasizes the importance of recruiting and ascending people of color into decision-making leaders.

Shared Equity Housing Matters

Shared Equity Housing Matters

Board President Dr. Akilah Watkins-Butler describes how Shared Equity Housing provides an ‘entry ramp’ toward housing stability and wealth-building.

Housing Obstacles

Obstacles to Housing

Sarita Turner speaks on the ‘Black Tax,’ housing obstacles for communities of color, and how Shared Equity Housing provides an accessible, affordable pathway toward wealth-building.

Wealth Building

Wealth Building

Grounded Solutions Board Member Nathaniel Smith speaks on wealth-building, structural injustice, and the future of long-term housing affordability.


The Importance of Equity

Shirley Sherrod of New Communities, Inc describes the history of land acquisition toward creating the nation’s first Community Land Trust.


Covid 19: Impacts

CLT Pioneer Shirley Sherrod shares how COVID-19 has impacted day-to-day operations on their 1,600-acre working farm.


CLTs Work!

Tony shares why community input and control of land use propels generational benefits.


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CLT History

Tony explains how the modern CLT was born out of the American Civil Rights Movement.


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