Publications available for purchase
Preserving Farms for Farmers: A Manual for Those Working to Keep Farms Affordable, presents projects that permanently protected the affordability of whole farms, including land, farmhouse, barns, and other infrastructure, and ensured their continued use for food production. It also provides model legal documents, a model agricultural easement with option to purchase and a model agricultural ground lease, with commentaries.
Profiles of Community Land Trusts: Reprints of Articles from Community Economics 1982 (228 pages) Prepared by ICE and published by Rodale Press, this classic book includes a description of the community land trust model and its theoretical basis, nine case studies of early CLTs, and practical advice on organizing, financing and developing a CLT. With pictures, illustrations and an easy-to-read format, this book is a key resource for anyone interested in CLTs. $5 plus $1.50 shipping and handling
If we're serious about agricultural preservation, it's not enough to protect the land alone... This Equity Trust video discusses ways of going beyond traditional conservation easements to meet the new challenges posed by the growing market for rural estates. View online
Financial Management for Community-Based Housing Organizations For CLTs and other community-based housing organizations, Managing the Money Side identifies the types of financial problems that can overwhelm an organization without an adequate accounting system. The manual then leads readers through the process of developing sound budgeting, accounting and reporting systems. Written by our former technical assistance director and board member Kirby White, and funded by Metropolitan Life Foundation. $12 plus $2.50 shipping and handling
Permanently Affordable Homeownership is a study of resale data from Burlington Community Land Trust--established 1983-- prepared by John E. Davis and Amy Demetrowitz of Burlington Associates. Completed in May 2003, the study evaluates the effectiveness of the CLT model in delivering permanently affordable homeownership opportunities. 2003 (136 pages) $4.00 plus $1.50 shipping and handling.
Linking Community Land Trusts and Smart Growth A theoretical framework for utilizing both the Community Land Trust and Smart Growth approaches to developing affordable homes and viable neighborhoods. The paper was written for ICE by Tasha Harmon, coordinator of the Community Development Network, the association of nonprofit housing developers in Multnomah County, Oregon. $5 plus $1.50 shipping and handling