General Membership Meetings

Calling all East New York and Brownsville residents! We are building a movement to stop the violent displacement of working class Black and Brown residents from our community by slumlords, predatory investors and banks.

Join us on the first Saturday of every month from 12 – 2 pm. These meetings are an opportunity for the entire membership to come together to share updates. Meetings occur in East New York but the location varies, so be sure to follow us on Instagram or Facebook for updates!

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The CLT’s work is only made possible by member participation in our committees! Members can lend their skills and expertise to any of the three committee’s listed below.

Education & Outreach

Co-chairs: Kenya & Debra

Meets every other Wednesday from 7 – 8 pm (virtual)

Our goal is to educate others about the CLT model, grow our membership & develop new leaders. We do this by:

  • Connecting with residents of East New York & Brownsville through events & outreach
  • Developing political education workshops
  • Planning engaging community events such as the Annual Autumn Soiree

Policy & Advocacy

Co-chairs: Brianna & Jakob

Meets every Friday at 4 pm (virtual)

We draft and advocate for legislation that supports the growth of the CLT movement and plan our local campaigns for community ownership of public land. Some of our local & state work includes:

  • Sackman Street Food Hub and other public sites in the East Brooklyn Industrial Zone (IBZ)
  • Community Land Act (CLA) – City council bill package that includes three bills:
    •  Public Land for Public Good
    • Community Opportunity to Purchase Act / Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act
    • Abolish the Tax Lien Sale
  • Increase City & state funding for CLT acquisition and rehab/development and organizing/operations.

Justice for the Jewel Streets

Co-chairs: Debra & Niani

Meets every Thursday at 4 pm (virtual)

We organize residents in the Jewel Streets area to push the City agencies to:

  • Install a sewer system to relieve all the residents who still rely on septic tanks
  • Design & install robust green infrastructure & a resilient rainwater drainage system
  • Transfer the 17-acre vacant Stanley Ave lot, which is owned by the City, to the ENYCLT to steward the land & develop a mix of deeply affordable housing, affordable community & commercial space, as well as a park and Urban farm