Northern California Land Trust

Northern California Land Trust The Northern California Land Trust (NCLT) is Community Land Trust making homes and community facilities permanently affordable.

The NCLT executes our mission by providing housing services, community development, and consulting/training services. We revitalize or develop properties (on our own or with local builders and funders and then sell the home at below-market cost to residents who have been trained by NCLT for home ownership responsibilities. Unlike most other affordable housing developers, NCLT retains the rights to the land below the house and ensures that the home is resold at similar, below-market rates to the next homebuyer, guaranteeing low-cost housing in perpetuity.

05/14/2020
Rental Affordability Act

A long overdue measure to help mitigate the obscene cost of housing in California, and gives Cities the authority to dampen the speculative rental market.

The Rental Affordability Act allows communities to limit excessive rent increases to address California's severe housing-affordability and homeless crises - the worst in the nation. #RentalAffordabilityAct #RentIsTooDamnHigh #RentControlNow

April 25 - History of Collective Land and Housing workshop - https://mailchi.mp/5d2857c6191f/one-bedroom-available-in-be...
04/18/2020
April 25 - History of Collective Land and Housing workshop

April 25 - History of Collective Land and Housing workshop - https://mailchi.mp/5d2857c6191f/one-bedroom-available-in-berkeley-4843329

Greetings to you all. We hope you and your communities are safe and well in this time. NCLT has been working to pull together resources and advocate with community partners. In case any of this is helpful, please see NCLT's resource webpage: https://nclt.org/covid-19-emergency-resources/ We are...

Join us to support Berkeley emergency assistance on Sunday at 3pm! We will continue to work for needed emergency housing...
03/21/2020
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Join us to support Berkeley emergency assistance on Sunday at 3pm! We will continue to work for needed emergency housing assistance and policy across region.

Community coming together to support small businesses, arts nonprofits, and residential tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic. HomeAboutSharePromoteApplyFAQContact DONATE (tax deductible),> Our businesses, nonprofits & residents need you help! Berkeley City Council has approved $3 million for emergen...

03/17/2020

During the current challenging days NCLT staff will be working remotely. While our office will be closed to the public and we are not providing drop in services, all of our staff and services are available.

We are in the process of porting calls from the office phone system so we ask that you please leave a message for the staff person you are trying to reach and we will call you back.

All property management contacts remain the same. We will be continuing to update our website and page during this time.

Stop Evictions During the Coronavirus Crisis!
03/16/2020
Stop Evictions During the Coronavirus Crisis!

Stop Evictions During the Coronavirus Crisis!

Californians know how to take care of each other. In moments of crisis, Californians know how to pull together. Whether helping our neighbors during an earthquake or opening our homes during a wildfire, we show up for one another. We know that our families and neighborhoods are stronger, safer and h...

So enjoyed being with folks at the recent Collective Land and Housing 101 workshop. As we deal with emergency planning a...
03/13/2020

So enjoyed being with folks at the recent Collective Land and Housing 101 workshop.

As we deal with emergency planning around COVID-19, thinking of how connected we all are and how to support one another in this time. Let's stay in touch and share resources and advocacy for each other - join us in asking local and state officials to declare a moratoria on all evictions and foreclosures and emergency assistance. This petition to Governor Newsom is great to sign as well: https://www.acceaction.org/stopcoronacrisis?utm_campaign=stop_corona_crisis&utm_medium=email&utm_source=acceaction.

Let's practice what we've been learning together. Much love to you all.

Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín introduced California’s first TOPA bill a few weeks later, in front of the 10th Street Coo...
03/10/2020
Moms 4 Housing: Redefining the Right to a Home in Oakland

Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín introduced California’s first TOPA bill a few weeks later, in front of the 10th Street Coop, an apartment building purchased with public funds by the Northern California Land Trust, a nonprofit similar to the Oakland CLT. James Brooks, a longtime tenant, explained at the press conference how he had organized with his neighbors to prevent their displacement. The newest resident of the coop was Dominique Walker, who moved in after her eviction from Mom’s House. “It feels like this is the beginning of a movement, and it’s going to continue,” Walker said.

The press conference in Berkeley was one of a dozen public events Walker attended just that week. She and Fife and the other moms were scheduled down to the minute with reporters and housing-related panels, hearings, and ceremonies. Other ACCE business went on as usual: a rent strike at 29th Avenue, in East Oakland, entered its fourth month; residents of several buildings owned by Mosser Capital strategized to fight rent increases and tenant harassment; and members gathered to phone-bank in favor of Measure C, which would fund children’s health services and early childhood education in Alameda County.

Moms 4 Housing is inspiring change: community control of land, redefinition of private property through cooperatives and land trusts, and a constitutional right to housing.

"One day last fall, Link said, a neighbor came and said, "Do you guys know your building is up for sale?" Link said that...
03/10/2020
A Different Relationship With Housing | East Bay Express

"One day last fall, Link said, a neighbor came and said, "Do you guys know your building is up for sale?" Link said that after she found the listing online, "most of the tenants were on edge. I was trying to find another place to stay, but it's not easy. We were willing to fight to stay here."

"We all got together and discussed it with the owner," Glenn said. "We said, 'we don't want to be priced out, we don't want to be displaced.'" When potential buyers came "we told them. 'we're not going to let this place go.'" Then in December the residents held a meeting with the Northern California Land Trust. "We all brought chairs and met in the driveway," Link said. "We were ecstatic. We felt like we finally had someone on our team."

Land trust Executive Director Ian Winters said the building was in danger of gentrification. "This was one outrageous displacement too many," Winters said. Sales blurbs pitched it as a good building to "reposition," a code word for corporate investors. The asking price "could only be supported if the current residents weren't there."

The land trust eventually negotiated a lower price and secured a "seller carry-back loan," essentially a second mortgage from the seller. "We were able to negotiate fairly assertively with the seller," Winters said. "We pointed out serious deferred maintenance issues." And tenants' opposition to a commercial sale was key."

Land trusts are playing an increasing role in the effort to help people keep their homes.

Email to say YES to TOPA in Berkeley today: https://topa.good.do/yes2topa/berkeley/  Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act ...
03/04/2020
Join me in supporting the YES TO TOPA Campaign

Email to say YES to TOPA in Berkeley today: https://topa.good.do/yes2topa/berkeley/

Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA) - Leveling the Playing Field, Preventing Displacement, Saving Homes
(learn more at https://yes2topa.org/berkeley-topa)

On February 20, after years of work by community groups and with Berkeley government, Mayor Jesse Arreguín introduced the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA), a groundbreaking affordable housing policy that prevents displacement by empowering tenants with choices when their owner decides to s...

02/21/2020
Mayor Jesse Arreguín

Mayor Jesse Arreguín

Introduction of the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act - empowering tenants by leveling the playing field to address growing inequalities in the rental market.

James Brooks talks about banning together with his neighbors and the Northern California Land Trust to purchase their bu...
02/21/2020

James Brooks talks about banning together with his neighbors and the Northern California Land Trust to purchase their buildings from the previous owner and keep them affordable. Funds from the City of Berkeley helped make this possible. Berkeley's Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA) will make this a matter of policy when an apartment building goes up for sale and not just luck and tenants organizing in crisis.

https://www.dailycal.org/2020/02/21/berkeley-mayor-jesse-arreguin-announces-policy-to-preserve-affordable-housing/

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Our comrades at the East Bay Community Law Center tweeted during today's press event about what TOPA is and why it's imp...
02/21/2020

Our comrades at the East Bay Community Law Center tweeted during today's press event about what TOPA is and why it's important. #TOPA #HousingIsAHumanRight

Berkeley TOPA is introduced! We loved celebrating with community and government partners today at 10th Street. Amazing r...
02/20/2020

Berkeley TOPA is introduced! We loved celebrating with community and government partners today at 10th Street. Amazing residents and advocates. Our hearts are full... Onto getting TOPA passed! #TOPA #HousingIsAHumanRight

02/20/2020
TOPA Press Conference

Continued - Launching the Berkeley Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA) at NCLT's 10th Street project - strong and passionate residents and advocates for resident control and permanent affordability. #TOPA #HousingIsAHumanRight

02/20/2020
TOPA Press Conference

Launching the Berkeley Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA) at NCLT's 10th Street project - strong and passionate residents and advocates for resident control and permanent affordability. #TOPA #HousingIsAHumanRight

Awesome. Other cities across the Bay Area and California coming soon!"Inspired by the Moms 4 Housing activists who took ...
01/30/2020
Oakland councilwoman to introduce Moms 4 Housing-inspired ordinance

Awesome. Other cities across the Bay Area and California coming soon!

"Inspired by the Moms 4 Housing activists who took over an empty West Oakland property in November, a city councilwoman plans to introduce a new ordinance Thursday that would help keep renters in their home, even if their building is sold.

Councilwoman Nikki Fortunato Bas will unveil the Moms 4 Housing Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act at the Council’s Rules and Legislation Committee meeting. The proposed ordinance would give renters a first right to purchase their building when their landlord is looking to sell, according to a news release from Fortunato Bas’ office. It also would provide incentives for landlords to sell to tenants, a community land trust or a nonprofit affordable housing developer.

The goal is to curtail real estate speculation and help people at all income levels stay in Oakland, according to the release."

The Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act would give tenants a first right to purchase when their landlord sells their building.

So grateful for all the folks across California that we got to scheme and dream with last week at the California Communi...
01/22/2020

So grateful for all the folks across California that we got to scheme and dream with last week at the California Community Land Trust Network conference. #EqualizingPower #HousingIsARight

This Friday morning! Check out this dynamic workshop on Preserving Affordable Housing through Collective Ownership Model...
01/06/2020

This Friday morning! Check out this dynamic workshop on Preserving Affordable Housing through Collective Ownership Models. Please RSVP to Leslie Gordon at [email protected] by Wednesday, January 8th (breakfast included!).

We enjoyed being with the over 30 folks who came out on 11/16 to talk collective land and housing. Stay tuned for more w...
12/04/2019

We enjoyed being with the over 30 folks who came out on 11/16 to talk collective land and housing. Stay tuned for more workshops in early 2020!

UPDATE: This workshop is full, but stayed tuned for more intro workshops in early 2020.Don't miss out on next Saturday's...
11/08/2019
Let's Get Collective! - Collective Land and Housing 101

UPDATE: This workshop is full, but stayed tuned for more intro workshops in early 2020.

Don't miss out on next Saturday's (11/16) intro workshop to Collective Land and Housing - Let's Get Collective!

Over half the slots are filled, but we still have space for you, and your friends:)

Building a sustainable future by separating housing from the out-of-control market and giving residents control.

Black Housing Union Emerges in Oakland
09/25/2019
Black Housing Union Emerges in Oakland

Black Housing Union Emerges in Oakland

About 100 black residents, city leaders and advocates gathered in West Oakland on Saturday to discuss ways to fight displacement.

Please help raise funds for partner org and coop rehab: DEADLINE: SEPT 30thJoin our #LandWithoutLandlords Coop 789 Campa...
09/11/2019

Please help raise funds for partner org and coop rehab:
DEADLINE: SEPT 30th
Join our #LandWithoutLandlords Coop 789 Campaign to help us pay for the rehab costs of our first community-owned property!

We're already a third of the way to reaching our #LandWithoutLandlords Coop 789 Capital Campaign goal!

ARIZMENDI CONSTRUCTION AND COOP 789
Did you hear about how Arizmendi Bakery (the Bay Area's favorite worker-owned bakery) is fighting the housing crisis by starting a construction cooperative? The rumors are true... And their newest client is the Rehab Committee of Coop 789! Last Friday we met with the Arizmendi Construction Cooperative, the Coop 789 Rehab Committee, and the Northern California Land Trust to learn about ventilation, drainage, and mildew removal.

We're estimating that we're going to need $200,000+ worth of repairs. Help us raise this money by signing up as an Investor Owner today!
https://ebprec.org/invest

Berry Farmers Break Free From Big Agriculture
08/28/2019
Berry Farmers Break Free From Big Agriculture

Berry Farmers Break Free From Big Agriculture

These farmworkers created an organic co-op that guarantees fair wages and healthy working conditions while preserving indigenous heritage.

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We are located 2 blocks East of the Ashby BART station near the corner of Woolsey & Shattuck

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Celebrate 50th Anniversary of 1st CLT in the US; New Communities: out of black led movement and organization https://www.nci50thanniversary.com/ "...After years of working to advance human rights for people of color in southwest Georgia, Sherrod realized the power of land to feed families and as a tool to build a way of life for black people in southwest Georgia. ...With cooperative land ownership and communal farming being the basis of the land, NCI became the first Community Land Trust in the United States, described in the Articles of Incorporation as “a nonprofit organization to hold land in perpetual trust for the permanent use of rural communities.” this structure has served as a model for the more than 800 Community Land Trust models that exist today."
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July 19th Workshop with Info on Affordable Housing Subsidy Programs and More
50th Anniversary: America’s First CLT At the turn of the 20th century, formerly enslaved blacks and their heirs owned 15 million acres of land, primarily in the South. By 2000, that number had fallen below 3 million acres. But the struggle for land justice continues, as the nation’s oldest community land trust, New Communities Inc.—formed by civil rights organizers in Albany, Georgia in 1969—rises again. Dr. Shirley Sherrod shares memories of the barriers they faced as communities continue to work to break them down. Read more about the legacy of community land trusts in the United States. Community Land Trusts 50 Years LaterThis photo looks pretty similar to the one above it, doesn’t it? In an era of continuing gentrification and real estate speculation, organizing around community-owned land is needed well beyond Georgia. Leading the way for two recent successful efforts are NEC member organizations, Open Buffalo and Cooperative Development Institute. Open Buffalo was recently featured in YES! Magazine for their own Community Land Trust celebrating not its 50th but its 1st anniversary. The photo above is from one of their organizing meetings. Similarly, the Cooperative Development Institute continues to work with residents to convert mobile home parks into resident-owned communities.
50th Anniversary: America’s First CLT At the turn of the 20th century, formerly enslaved blacks and their heirs owned 15 million acres of land, primarily in the South. By 2000, that number had fallen below 3 million acres. But the struggle for land justice continues, as the nation’s oldest community land trust, New Communities Inc.—formed by civil rights organizers in Albany, Georgia in 1969—rises again. Dr. Shirley Sherrod shares memories of the barriers they faced as communities continue to work to break them down. Read more about the legacy of community land trusts in the United States. Community Land Trusts 50 Years LaterThis photo looks pretty similar to the one above it, doesn’t it? In an era of continuing gentrification and real estate speculation, organizing around community-owned land is needed well beyond Georgia. Leading the way for two recent successful efforts are NEC member organizations, Open Buffalo and Cooperative Development Institute. Open Buffalo was recently featured in YES! Magazine for their own Community Land Trust celebrating not its 50th but its 1st anniversary. The photo above is from one of their organizing meetings. Similarly, the Cooperative Development Institute continues to work with residents to convert mobile home parks into resident-owned communities. From New Economy Round Up https://neweconomy.net/blog/new-economy-roundup-essential-resources-community-land-cooperation?link_id=0&can_id=85de3e45dcf58e23a5ecb1a399cd8d4d&source=email-essential-resources-community-land-cooperation&email_referrer=email_552801&email_subject=essential-resources-community-land-cooperation
Community Co-Ownership Initiative Cohort-Track Application Open!!! March 1, 2018 The application to join the cohort track of the Community Co-Ownership Initiative (CCOI) 2018 Education and Training Series on shared housing ownership models is open! View & Fill Out Application Form Here. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScj9njc5looLMXNWIvuyQAHJwv9UFcTo4XL5C23KjNcH9hxnw/viewfor The Community Co-Ownership Initiative is a partnership between the People of Color Sustainable HousingNetwork (POCSHN) and the Northern California Land Trust to diversify and expand access to shared ownership and resident controlled housing models to low and moderate income Bay Area residents. Cohorts are defined as at least 2-3 representatives of a dedicated group of people invested in the formation of a cooperatively or collectively owned resident-controlled housing site in the Bay Area. This series will consist of both open-to-the-public training sessions and cohort-focused working sessions on the basics of site assessment, group governance & decision making, legal structures, and financial strategies for cooperative ownership and stewardship. Training Series Topics Include: 1. Overview of Community Land Trusts and Cooperatives History 2. Overview of Models for Cooperative Development & Resident Ownership 3. Creating a Life Together: Collective Vision, Group Process and Decision-Making 4. Cooperative Governance 101 5. Property Search & Site Assessment 6. Financing Options, Budgeting and Feasibility Analysis What We're Looking For In Participants: - We are looking to support 3-4 cohort groups through this series. - At least 75% of the cohort participants should be low-income households (Alameda County Income Levels For Reference: http://www.dublin.ca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/10539). - We hope to support a diverse set of aspiring projects (i.e. limited equity co-housing, cooperative housing, resident-controlled apartment buildings, accessory dwelling unit projects etc.) - Cohort members should have some foundational relationships with each other and at least a budding shared vision for a collective ownership project in the Bay Area. - We're hoping that participants will bring their passion and creativity to the project - ready to put the energy into transforming our relationships to housing, land, and home! - We hope that participants who pursue successful projects will return as part of the trainer pool for future cohorts. - If we have more applicants than we can support for the training cohort we may need to limit enrollment. We’ll decide based on the best fit with the above criteria. What will cohort track participants gain from this series? Cohorts will: - Build a solid group foundation and vision for collective governance and cooperative ownership. - Be better equipped to identify priority sites for co-ownership projects. - Co-develop and practice innovative financing strategies for co-ownership projects. - Receive in-depth technical assistance from CLT & cooperative development experts. - Grow partnerships with the Northern California Land Trust (and like-minded entities) on developing and financing co-ownership projects. Time Commitment: Cohort members will be expected to attend a monthly 3-hour training session and hold cohort-focused working sessions in between each training session from April 2018 - September 2018. (Approximately 5-8 hours/month) Our hope for this program: Education and training is at the heart of our response to the current housing crisis. By training community members at risk of displacement with these tools, our hope is to anchor and expand the range of economically feasible co-ownership projects in the Bay Area and beyond. For more info about the initiative, please visit: https://nclt.org/co-ownership/ or www.pochousingnetwork.com Application Due March 23, 2018 (by 11:59pm)
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