Community Land Trust Resources
This manual, available as a free pdf from Grounded Solutions, updates and revises the 2002 ICE Community Land Trust Legal Manual. Edited by Kirby White, with input from expert practitioners from all across the country, the manual provides the most current and comprehensive technical and legal guidance available for creating and managing community land trusts. Topics include incorporation of CLTs, options for bylaws, model ground lease, ownership restrictions, resale formulas, stewardship, enforcement, and much more.
On Common Ground: International Perspectives on the Community Land Trust, edited by John Emmeus Davis, Line Algoed, and María E. Hernández-Torralesis, was published in 2020 by the Center for Community Land Trust Innovation's Terra Nostra Press. The book is a collection of twenty-six original essays, written by forty-two scholars and practitioners from a dozen countries, tracing the growth and diversification of the international community land trust movement.
The Community Land Trust Reader, edited by John Emmeus Davis and published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (www.lincolninst.edu), brings together the writing that inspired and defined the community land trust movement, including essays by Equity Trust founder Check Matthei and several past and present board members. The full collection of essays in the CLT Reader, assembled together for the first time, trace the roots, evolution, and prospects of the CLT model of land tenure and explore new opportunities for using this model to protect land and property for community benefit. 2010 / 616 pages / Cloth / $35.00 Order online from the Lincoln Institute
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
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
A concise, compelling brochure introducing community land trusts, explaining the importance of community control of land and including a description of the essential features of CLTs, endorsements from people involved in CLTs, and stories of three successful CLTs. This is a useful tool for local CLT organizing and includes a space to fill in a local contact name.