Liz Page from Waratah Community Land Trust in Sydney and Phil Smith from Maleny (SE Qld) have been at an international conference on CLTs. Tomorrow night in Maleny they will screen a CLT film then discuss how this model might be developed in the Maleny area.
This DVD is the inspiring story of three communities in the US 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.
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.
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
WHERE Maleny Neighbourhood Centre, Bicentennial Lane, Maleny
WHEN 6.45 pm Friday 14th January
COST Gold coin donation to cover costs
MORE INFO Contact Tracy Adams on 08 5435 2993
Waratah Community Land Trust (Sydney)
CLT video resources at
See video online at
An article and case study on the Champlain Housing Trust
Some interesting articles from the most recent ‘Lincoln Institute of Land Policy’
A good idea worth following up