Help the California Community Land Trust Network save California homes – and keep them permanently affordable. We are requesting that the State support the full implementation of Sen. Nancy Skinner’s SB 1079 (The Housing for Homeowners Act) that gives homeowners, cooperatives and  non-profit community organizations like Community Land Trusts the right to purchase foreclosed 1-4 unit apartments and homes by matching the highest auction price. Our state budget proposal is a critical element in helping pilot SB1079 and mitigating the devastating loss of housing in this years coming wave of foreclosures. Support a true equitable community investment in helping provide permanently affordable housing for all in California.

You can also read about the first use of SB-1079. It is an inspiring effort of Jocelyn Foreman, her phenomenal community in the Berkeley Public Schools along with the Sustainable Economies Law Center, and CACLTN member the Northern California Land Trust. As of Apr 15th this community effort has raised over $600,000 through a combination of crowd funding, foundation support, and mission driven CDFI lender National Housing Trust  to save Jocelyn’s home.

Help make this a possibility of saving ones home possible for every California family whose landlord is facing foreclosure and fully fund SB-1079.  To send a letter of support to your legislator – see below:

If you are a California resident and would like to share your support of fully funding the Housing For Homeowners Act we encourage you to contact your CA Assemblymember or CA State Senator. The form below will send a email on your behalf. Your address is required but will be used only to route the email.