Elizabeth Sorce, MURP
Masters, Urban & Regional Planning, University of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Beth is a recent graduate from the University of New Orleans’ Masters of Urban and Regional Planning program. As a graduate student, Beth researched the feasibility of CLTs in preserving Low Income Housing Tax Credit properties and recommended modifications to the Louisiana Qualified Allocation Plan that would support long-term affordability through shared equity housing models. She also wrote a master’s thesis that examined the role of CLTs in preserving and creating commercial assets by specifically looking at two case studies in New Orleans, LA and St. Paul, MN. Beth came to both the UNO planning program and her interest in CLTs after working for the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board in New York City where she helped to create, support and sustain limited-equity cooperatives. Since graduation, Beth has joined the board of Jane Place Neighborhood Stabilization Initiative, a New Orleans based CLT, and continues to provide research support to the Crescent City Community Land Trust.