Van Temple, BS
Executive Director, Crescent City Community Land Trust
New Orleans, LA
Mr. Temple is the first Executive Director of the Crescent City Community Land Trust (CCCLT), focused on long-term, sustainable neighborhood renewal through commercial, residential, and vacant land initiatives in New Orleans. Prior to CCCLT, Mr. Temple was E.D. of Diamond State Community Land Trust (Delaware), the first statewide CLT. Mr. Temple is active in public policy at state and national levels with a focus on foreclosure prevention, FHA mortgage expansion and multiplying the supply of permanently affordable housing. Temple’s career spans 38 years in community development, non-profit management and consulting, across eleven states.