Challenges continue in our communities to sell developed and redeveloped homes and to serve ready buyers facing lending obstacles. Lease-purchase programs provide an avenue for CLTs to fulfill their mission and create affordable homeownership opportunities for credit-challenged buyers. The resources on this page help clarify the unique planning, development and stewardship elements of a lease-purchase program.
Powerpoint presentation from the 2012 National CLT Conference in Burlington, VT.
Written Materials & Publications
ARTICLE. Miriam Axel-Lute. (2010). Shelterforce. National Housing Institute.
Albany Community Land Trust shares a description and the policies and practices for their Lease-Purchase Program.
Model Documents & Examples
Albany Community Land Trust's sample lease agreement for their lease-purchase program