Major Strides in Belgium & France for CLTs
After the Network participated in a national Community Land Trust (CLT) training during the summer, groups across Belgium and France have made major strides to advance CLT development. Brussels CLT is now officially recognized by the government as a part of the Housing Alliance in the Brussel’s Region. Brussels CLT expects to create at least thirty housing units a year until 2018. With support from the city, the Ghent CLT is studying the feasibility of two development projects.
In Wallonia, roughly twenty neighborhood associations have signed a Charter to promote the establishment of CLTs. Community Land Trust France is being created and the French Parliament is discussing how to support CLTs throughout the country.
Congratulations to our colleagues abroad on their progress!