Our Technical assistance program

Available for CA CLT Network member organizations
(Supporting or Voting)

REAL ESTATE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

A CLT may find this program helpful when…

  • Trying to determine the feasibility of a specific acquisition opportunity.
  • Planning for rehab.
  • Working with tenants to convert units to homeownership.
  • Developing a property acquisition strategy.

The Real Estate TA Program is available to dues-paying member organizations of the California Community Land Trust Network for use on CLT or closely related community ownership projects. If you are unsure about whether your organization is current on its CACLTN membership, please reach out to Lydia Lopez at [email protected].

TA provided through this program will consist of a 90 minute introductory session (online) with an expert consultant followed by up to three hours of follow-up work with the consultant. The follow-up work can consist of subsequent coaching meetings, or hands-on assistance from the consultant such as document review. 

For more information, read the full Program Description.

LEGAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

A CLT may find this program helpful when…

  • Incorporating and drafting bylaws
  •  Applying for 501c3 status
  • Developing a ground lease
  •  Drafting a partnership agreement

The Legal Assistance TA Program is available to current member organizations of the California Community Land Trust Network for use on CLT-related issues and projects. If you are unsure about whether your organization is current on its CACLTN membership, please reach out to Lydia Lopez at [email protected].

After an organization submits a request form, CACLTN will send the information over to an attorney with relevant expertise. They attorney will then contact the organization by email.

Assistance provided through this program will consist of an introductory meeting (online or by phone) with an attorney. The total of 4.5 hours of assistance may be rounded out by additional meetings or by time the attorney spends on drafting or reviewing documents.

For more information, read the full Program Description.

BUSINESS PLANNING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

A CLT may find this program helpful when…

  • Creating a working business plan 
  • Revising an organizational budget
  • Projecting staffing and project needs
  • Ensuring your business plan adheres to FIHPP guidelines

The Business Planning TA Program is available to dues-paying member organizations of the California Community Land Trust Network for use on CLT or closely related community ownership projects. If you are unsure about whether your organization is current on its CACLTN membership, please reach out to Lydia Lopez at [email protected].

This program offers CLTs access to expert consultants for up to 4.5 hours of consultation and follow-up. This program may assist CLTs in the following areas: 

  • Basic concepts of business planning
  • Implementing templates and tools that will satisfy the requirements of the FIHPP Financial Stability Plan requirement.
  • Feedback and advice on 
    • Budgeting
    • Projecting staffing needs
    • Meeting FIHPP organizational capacity requirements

Initial assistance provided through this program will consist of an introductory meeting (online or by phone) with the assigned consultant. The total of 4.5 hours of assistance may be rounded out by additional meetings or by the time the consultant spends on drafting or reviewing documents. 

For more information, please read the full Program Description.

CAMPAIGN PLANNING & ADVOCACY TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

A CLT may find this program helpful when…

  • Seeking advice on a publicpolicy campaign and advocacystrategy
  • Communicating priorities to candidates for office
  • Building relationships with incumbent representatives

The Campaign Planning and Advocacy TA Program is available to dues-paying member organizations of the California Community Land Trust Network for use on CLT or closely related community ownership projects. If you are unsure about whether your organization is current on its CACLTN membership, please reach out to Lydia Lopez at [email protected].

This resource is aimed at assisting CACLTN members with strategy consultations on subjects related to local or regional advocacy campaigns. Topics may include educating elected officials, communicating priorities to candidates for office, relationship-building, bond measure strategy and more.

Initial assistance provided through this program will consist of an introductory meeting (online or by phone). Follow-up work can consist of subsequent coaching meetings or hands-on assistance such as providing or reviewing campaign templates and advocacy plans.

For more information, please read the full Program Description.

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What to Expect

Have Questions?

Contact Shirley Kawafuchi, Program Manager, at (510) 244-3784 or via email below.

By using this resource, you agree that it in no way should be construed as rendering any legal advice.