What We Do

“Join the Network and you get access to over 200 practitioners that probably have answers to every question you have.” 

Jim Philbin, Community Land Trust Director
One Roof Community Housing, Minnesota

It seems like there’s a new challenge every day. One day it’s designing a new resale formula to match your market conditions. Next it’s navigating the complex world of public funding. Or maybe you’re setting up a CLT and need to develop a ground lease. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. We can help.

Our Forum connects you with Network members who have already solved these problems and will share their experience. We connect you to resources, tools, and a knowledgeable network of experts. We offer capacity building and grant programs to meet a variety of needs. You’ll stay informed about emerging research in the field and be invited to top-notch trainings. Our ongoing policy work will help you stay informed and take action.

Capacity Building

We’re the source for technical assistance, training, tools and resources.

Whether you’re looking to start a CLT or you’re an experienced practitioner, the Network offers help for you to take the next step in your work. We support the ongoing knowledge and skill building of our members through three program areas:

Technical Assistance. With support from the Ford Foundation, our technical assistance program increases the capacity of CLTs and permanently affordable...


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Policy & Partnerships

We perform a wide range of outreach and advocacy for our members.

The Network conducts public policy analysis and advocacy, private and public partnership coordination, coalition building, and strategic outreach for our members. While our policy priorities may change based upon evolving issues, three main goals characterize our policy and partnership activities:

Increase access to financing. We help increase access to mortgage financing for homebuyers and...


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Research

We’re continually adding to our CLT knowledge through our research programs.

In partnership with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, the Network is committed to increasing knowledge on CLTs and permanently affordable housing. We accomplish this through four main activities:

The Research Collaborative. We maintain a virtual community of researchers, academics, and graduate students who are interested in research or applied projects on CLTs or homeownership with...


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