Network-Sponsored Research Projects

Inclusionary Housing: Creating and Maintaining Equitable Communities (forthcoming). Rick Jacobus, on behalf of Cornerstone Partnership, produced a Policy Focus Report that will be published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy during 2015. This report presents the rationale, technical considerations, and empirical findings for inclusionary housing policies, including legal, political, economic, and programmatic topics.

HomeKeeper National Data Hub Dashboard. With support from the Network and Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Thane Maxwell & Rick Jacobus on behalf of the Cornerstone Partnership, created a first-of-its-kind interactive, web-based performance dashboard, the HomeKeeper National Data Hub Dashboard. The Dashboard presents real-time data on over 50 shared equity homeownership programs using the HomeKeeper data management system, allowing policymakers, researchers, and practitioners to explore various performance metrics and social impacts of a large and diverse segment the sector.

Community Organizing & Community Land Trust Development. Miriam Axel-Lute and Dana Hawkins-Simons of the National Housing Institute produced an article for Land Lines, which was published during the Summer of 2015. The article explores the history and roles during community organizing for CLT establishment and the challenges of ongoing management based upon the experiences of six CLTs.

Resident Engagement & Governance in Community Land Trusts (2014). Emily Thaden and Jeffrey Lowe produced a working paper published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, which addresses the objectives, challenges, and external influences for resident and community engagement based upon the experiences of six well-established CLTs. View resources on engagement.

Achieving Lasting Affordability through Inclusionary Housing (2014). Robert Hickey and Lisa Sturtevant from the National Housing Conference’s Center for Housing Policy and Emily Thaden from the Network conducted research on inclusionary housing programs and lasting affordability. This research provides the most comprehensive census of inclusionary housing programs throughout the United States. Additionally, it provides standardized case studies over twenty programs and outlines policies and practices for preserving the affordability of inclusionary homes.  The project is continuing to produce additional resources, including national trainings, webinars, a national directory, a sample documents library, and decision-making guide for inclusionary housing adoption. View resources on inclusionary housing.

Urban Agriculture Produced by Community Land Trusts (2014). Extending his previous research with the Network, Jeffrey Yuen authored a Land Lines article on urban agriculture by community land trusts and teaching a course at the 2014 National CLT conference. View resources on agriculture.

Supporting Long-Term Affordability through Qualified Allocation Plans for State Low-income Housing Tax Credit Programs (2013). Beth Sorce and Marla Nelson from the University of New Orleans produced a brief policy report on how LIHTC programs may better support long-term affordable housing through state Qualified Allocation Plans. View resources on federal support, which includes the LIHTC program.

Transit-oriented Development & Community Land Trusts (2013).  Robert Hickey from the Center for Housing Policy (CHP) conducted a study on the roles of CLTs in transit-oriented development initiatives.  The project produced a course for the 2012 National CLT Conference, a national webinar, and a working paper published by the Lincoln Institute of the Land Policy based upon their research. View resources on transit-oriented development.

Non-residential Applications of Community Land Trusts (2013).  Greg Rosenberg and Jeffrey Yuen conducted a study of urban agriculture and commericial development by CLTs. The project produced a course for the 2012 National CLT Conference, a national webinar, a working paper published by the Lincoln Institute of the Land Policy in April 2013, and a project directory based upon their research. View resources on agriculture or commercial development.

Limited Equity Housing Cooperatives Developed by Community Land Trusts (2013). Meagan Ehlenz, a doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania, partnered with the Network on a study of limited housing cooperatives (LEHCs) developed by CLTs.  She produced a report with detailed case studies of LEHC projects conducted by CLTs and other products based upon her findings. View resources on coops. View the working paper published by Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in 2014.

The 2011 Comprehensive CLT Survey (2012). Prior to joining the Network, Emily Thaden partnered with the Network to conduct the largest and most comprehensive survey of U.S. CLTs to date. The project produced a working paper published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, a descriptive report of CLTs published by the Network, and presentations on CLT performance.  View resources on evaluation & performance.

The 2010 CLT Foreclosure Survey (2011). Prior to joining the Network, Emily Thaden partnered with the Network to conduct a national survey of U.S. CLTs, which primarily examined the rates of delinquencies and foreclosures in CLT homeowners relative to homeowners in the conventional market. The project yielded a working paper and Land Lines article published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and a webinar. View resources on evaluation & performance.

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