Community Land Trust (CLT) Initiative
We are in the process of building a CLT to defend our homes and our neighborhood. The COVID-19 crisis has made our mission all the more urgent. Financial crises have had a devastating impact on East New York residents and the NYC Lien Sale has put numerous homeowners at risk.
How Do CLTs Work?
The nonprofit CLT owns the land and issues 99-year renewable leases for affordable housing and other community needs. The CLT works to ensure that the land is used in a way that benefits the community.
A tool for economic stability and community wealth generation
ABOLISH THE NYC TAX LIEN SALE!
The East New York CLT Initiative along with partner organizations across NYC are fighting to ABOLISH the tax lien sale. The current law expires December 31, 2020. Take Action NOW!
THE LATEST FROM EAST NEW YORK CLT
OpEd: Supporting the East New York Community Land Trust: A tool to Increase and Protect Affordable Homeownership
In 2008, Barack Obama was elected President of the United States with hopes and promises of a better tomorrow. Many naively believed Obama’s election single-handedly ended racism and the American
CLTs were initially created as a tool for collective racial and economic justice in the Civil Rights Movement- to secure a material basis and organizational framework for self-determination. The first
CLTs IN THE NEWS
"If we allow this sale to persist during the current economic climate, we are enabling Wall Street speculators to profit off of minority families already facing serious financial instability." - Congresswoman @NydiaVelazquez