NCLT is pleased to announce start-up funding for the new Bay Area Consortium of Community Land Trusts, a new regional partnership we have formed with 3 other Bay Area Community Land Trusts in order to collaborate / coordinate / and develop our respective resale, education and stewardship programs. Through the Federal Home Loan Bank's AHEAD program, the Consortium has just been awarded $50,000 to fund a new shared Stewardship Coordinator who will be splitting their time between all of our the organizations. The new Coordinator will be working out of the NCLT's office 2 days a week beginning after the first of the year, and, you can expect to see more information about the Stewardship program as they start work, and the plans for the Consortium start to take shape.
Some of the Consortium's goals include shared marketing / resale listings, access to additional mortgage financing, supporting the development of new local CLT's, and to provide additional resident / homeowner support/education and community building by sharing our collective efforts and skills. The founding organizations are the Northern California Land Trust, the San Francisco Community Land Trust, the Housing Land Trust of Sonoma County and the Bay Area CLT.
Please visit www.bacclt.org for additional information.