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 development lending for organizational members. Currently, we are advocating for access to FHA-insured mortgages for buyers of permanently affordable homes and housing finance reform that will support the work of our members. We are also building partnerships with state housing finance agencies, private mortgage lending institutions, and other lenders willing to provide project-based financing to our members. More information on mortgage financing and project financing.

Increase access to funding. We’re also committed to helping our members gain access to funding through public and private sources and programs. We identify private funding opportunities and advocate for federal funding and program rules that will result in support for our members.

Improve the policy environment for members. We continue to promote policies and build partnerships—locally and nationally—to promote CLTs and permanently affordable housing. Working with national organizations in community development and affordable housing, we cultivate collaborations, coordinate and align advocacy campaigns, and conduct education and outreach at national conferences. On local and national level, we’re also working to incorporate lasting affordability into equitable transit-oriented development efforts, inclusionary zoning, housing trust funds, and land banks. Members & Allies

Join us at the next Policy Action Committee meeting. The National Community Land Trust Network and Cornerstone Partnership invite you to join our Policy Action Committee. We meet at 11am Pacific/ 2pm Eastern on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Join us and stay on top of federal policies and programs affecting your work, advocacy campaigns and initiatives requesting your involvement, and other opportunities that can advance your work. Policy Newsfeed

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