Building the Community Land Trust Ecosystem in California

The California Community Land Trust Network (CACLTN) is a state-wide learning and advocacy hub for Community Land Trusts and those fighting for them.

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CACLTN Guides, Toolkits, Trainings and Webinars

Save $25-$50 per ticket when you buy during Early Bird
Prices go up July 1, 2024

Who We Are

We are a Network of California CLTs supporting the growth of permanently affordable, community controlled land and housing in California

Our member organizations span California from Humboldt County to San Diego, collectively stewarding over 1,600 permanently affordable homes housing over 3,500 Californians.

Our members fight the displacement of BIPOC and low-income families by keeping over $250 million in community assets off of the speculative market and in community control.

With 40 established groups statewide and more emerging, Community Land Trusts are a growing force of de-commodified, permanently affordable housing.

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Take Action.

We need your voice! The Foreclosure Intervention Housing Preservation Program would prevent the displacement of at-risk residents and save hundreds of 1-25 unit properties at risk of foreclosure or in the foreclosure process.

Unfortunately, it’s facing a 100% cut in the Governor’s proposed 2024–2025 budget. 

Send an instant email to the State leadership now and voice your support for this program. All it takes is a few simple clicks.

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Share and Connect at the 2024 Conference

Early Bird Registration is now open

This two-day gathering for all those involved in the community land trust ecosystem in CA is meant to nurture collaboration, encourage knowledge-sharing, and inspire change.

May 1: Priority registration opens for CA CLT Network Members 
June 1: General public registration opens
June 30: Early Bird discounted pricing ends

What We Do

Public Education
The CA CLT Network offers free workshops on numerous CLT-related topics throughout the year to both Network member organizations and the public with the goal of helping emerging CLTs grow and established CLTs increase their impact.
California CLT Action
California CLT Action campaigns directly for expanded community ownership and permanently affordable housing. In June 2021, the California Community Land Trust Network membership voted to create California CLT Action, a (501)(c)(4) nonprofit, to expand the advocacy efforts of the Network and its membership.

Policy Advocacy

 

We coordinate CLTs and allies to advocate for policies that fight displacement and support community ownership. We develop legislation, engage with state and local budget processes, and educate elected officials.

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Network Conference

 

Our annual conference welcomes Network members, partners, and allies for a program featuring sessions on the community ownership landscape, skill-sharing, and key policy issues. We also host smaller regional events in Northern and Southern California every year.

Resources & Funding
We strive to give CLTs the resources they need through new sources of funding. We work directly with state lawmakers and independent donors to give CLTs the needed funds to provide affordable housing to their communities.

 Technical Assistance

 

We connect our members with a network of expert consultants who provide guidance on real estate transactions, business planning, legal issues, and advocacy for local or regional campaigns.

What We Do

Public Education
The CA CLT Network offers free workshops on numerous CLT-related topics throughout the year to both Network member organizations and the public with the goal of helping emerging CLTs grow and established CLTs increase their impact.
California CLT Action
California CLT Action campaigns directly for expanded community ownership and permanently affordable housing. In June 2021, the California Community Land Trust Network membership voted to create California CLT Action, a (501)(c)(4) nonprofit, to expand the advocacy efforts of the Network and its membership.
Policy Advocacy
We coordinate CLTs and allies to advocate for policies that fight displacement and support community ownership. We develop legislation, engage with state and local budget processes, and educate elected officials.
CA CLT 
Network Conference
Our annual conference welcomes Network members, partners, and allies for a program featuring sessions on the community ownership landscape, skill-sharing, and key policy issues. We also host smaller regional events in Northern and Southern California every year.
Resources & Funding
We strive to give CLTs the resources they need through new sources of funding. We work directly with state lawmakers and independent donors to give CLTs the needed funds to provide affordable housing to their communities.
 Technical Assistance
We connect our members with a network of expert consultants who provide guidance on real estate transactions, business planning, legal issues, and advocacy for local or regional campaigns.

Our Members

The California Community Land Trust Network represents over 40 community land trusts, which combined steward 1,600 permanently affordable homes for over 3,500 Californians.

Our members fight the displacement of BIPOC and low-income families by keeping over $250M of community assets off the speculative market and in community control.

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Support Our Mission

Donations to the California Community Land Trust Network help to power our capacity-building, programming and advocacy, strengthening the community ownership ecosystem in California. By supporting us, your donations are helping to work toward:

■    Perpetual affordability
     Stewardship
     Community control of land and housing

Together We Can Build:

Perpetual Affordability
Stewardship
Community Control

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