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Welcome the Network’s Start-Up Capacity Building Class

We’re excited to announce that we have selected three new CLTs for the new Start-up Capacity Building Program, part of our new Emerging CLT Initiative & Capacity Building Program, supported by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. These CLTs were selected from a competitive pool of 24 applicants from across the US and Canada. These emerging CLTs will each participate in an in-depth technical assistance process, starting with a kick-off event and training in late January. Through their work in the program, the participating programs will develop business plans for initial CLT operations. The Network is thrilled to help advance the mission of these organizations to provide sustainable and impactful permanently affordable housing that reaches those who need it in their communities.

2015 Start-Up CLTs:

Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative in New Orleans, LA

East Harlem CLT, through Picture the Homeless in New York, NY

Cooperation Jackson in West Jackson, MS

Emerging Community Land Trust Initiative

The capacity building initiative program is part of a broader Emerging CLTs Initiative to build capacity across the sector. Over the next year, the Network will produce new tools and resources to help emerging community land trusts, including:

  • A “Start-up Hub” in the Network’s “Tools & Resources” section of the website
  • An annotated pathway to walk groups through the start-up process from exploration to implementation
  • Expanded training opportunities both online and in-person at the National CLT Conference

Stay tuned and thank you for your support!

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