They are screening the DVD ‘Homes & Hands: Community Land Trusts in Action’ from 7pm at the Up Front Club, gold coin entry, and Liz will speak to the group.
Homes & Hands: Community Land Trusts in Action is the inspiring story of three communities in the USA where low-income residents have found an empowering new way to make housing permanently affordable to people who are usually left out of the American dream.
Through personal stories, the residents themselves explain the nuts and bolts of the organizations in diverse communities of Durham (North Carolina), Albuquerque (New Mexico), and Burlington (Vermont). The tenacity and vision of these community activists will encourage audiences to rethink their assumptions about housing in the United States, and provide a fresh perspective on community development.
CLTs take a new, progressive approach to the ownership of land and housing. With land trust homes, local community groups own the land, lowering the cost of housing dramatically and eliminating the usual spiral of land price speculation.
Read more in PWF article Affordable Obtainable Housing – Community Land Trusts