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.

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
Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín

Berkeley 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.

NCLT in collaboration with East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative and the California state wide network of community...
08/27/2019
People power: A growing number of groups are flipping the Bay Area’s insane housing market on its head

NCLT in collaboration with East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative and the California state wide network of community land trusts are working together to free the land and housing from the speculative market, as described in the following article, with more to come.
https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/08/25/people-power-a-growing-number-of-groups-are-flipping-the-bay-areas-insane-housing-market-on-its-head/

Support EB PREC raise another $200,000 for needed repairs of this latest property https://ebprec.org/invest

Using a combination of crowdfunding, coops and community land trusts, a growing number of groups are creating permanently affordable housing despite the Bay Area’s insane housing costs.

The disproportionate impact of the affordability crisis, in case there was any lingering doubt...
07/25/2019
Black Homeownership Falls to Record Low as Affordability Worsens

The disproportionate impact of the affordability crisis, in case there was any lingering doubt...

The U.S. housing market is splitting along racial lines, with black homeownership dropping to the lowest level since at least 1970 -- just two years after the Fair Housing Act was passed.

This is what we are up against.  a 1,383 sq ft, single story, bland house in Palo Alto selling for .....$2,550,000.A hom...
07/24/2019
150 Walter Hays Dr, PALO ALTO, CA 94303 - 3 beds/2 baths

This is what we are up against. a 1,383 sq ft, single story, bland house in Palo Alto selling for .....$2,550,000.
A home originally built for working class families of modest means, but now in the epicenter of the tech boom, is accessible only to the most economically elite. The ripple effect radiates outward throughout the whole Bay Area, as working class and poor people in Oakland, East Palo Alto, out even to Richmond and Vallego, are pushed out by the 'economic refugees' from Palo Alto, Mountain View & San Francisco, who were in turn pushed out by the vastly richer who can afford $2.55M for a bungalow.
These cyclical crises won't stop until normal, working class people decide that its immoral to participate in the gentrification of poorer neighborhoods. But that means questioning the fundamental American values of imperialism & conquest...the belief that wealth & economic power are adequate moral justification for pushing those less fortunate out of their communities.

(MLSListings) For Sale: 3 beds, 2 baths ∙ 1383 sq. ft. ∙ 150 Walter Hays Dr, PALO ALTO, CA 94303 ∙ $2,550,000 ∙ MLS# ML81761882 ∙ Original condition Barrett and Hilp built in 1950. Fixer in a great location with...

06/28/2019
EB PREC Launch Video

EB PREC Launch Video

The East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative (EB PREC) follows the following three mission pillars as we move more and more land permanently off the specul...

https://www.federalreserve.gov/consumerscommunities/files/2018-report-economic-well-being-us-households-201905.pdfThe Bo...
05/28/2019
www.federalreserve.gov

https://www.federalreserve.gov/consumerscommunities/files/2018-report-economic-well-being-us-households-201905.pdf

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System has released its 2018 report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households, which describes the responses to the sixth annual Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking highlighting the wide range of financial challenges facing individuals and households across the nation. It shows that three percent of renters were evicted or moved because of the threat of eviction in the prior two years. It also shows that over half of U.S. renters needed a repair to their homes at some point in the prior year, and 15 percent of renters had moderate or substantial difficulty getting their landlord to complete the repair. In response to a question about their ability to cover an unexpected expense of $400, 27 percent of adults said that they would borrow or sell something to pay for the expense and 12 percent reported that they would not be able to cover the expense at all. (Federal Reserve Board, May 2019)

#LandWithoutLandlords is Real!: May Day Out-of-Escrow Party!!
05/01/2019
#LandWithoutLandlords is Real!: May Day Out-of-Escrow Party!!

#LandWithoutLandlords is Real!: May Day Out-of-Escrow Party!!

Dear Beloved Community, This is Really Happening!!! We are Closing Escrow on our First Community Owned Property! !!!WORKERS BREAK FREE FROM THE CAPITALIST OVERLORDS!!! Momentum is building in our collective transition to a more Just Economic Vision. The Better Way is Here and Now. Join EB PREC on We...

Tenants Together
04/23/2019

Tenants Together

TODAY is the big day! #SB529 goes to committee, but we're still unsure it will pass. Your quick phone call today could guarantee 17 million California renters the #RightToOrganize and make California the first state where tenants are not retaliated against for forming tenants' unions.

While we're on our way to Sacramento, PLEASE CALL your state senator before 1:30PST and ask them to #ProtectTenantVoices!

(if you don't know who your state senator is, find out here! http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov)

“It’s not that rich people are moving to Reno and Nevada,” Young adds. “They’re moving to San Francisco and making livin...
03/11/2019
High taxes be damned, the rich keep moving to California

“It’s not that rich people are moving to Reno and Nevada,” Young adds. “They’re moving to San Francisco and making living costs miserable for a lot of people."

More wealthy people are moving to California than leaving, research indicates. It’s the poor and middle class who are departing.

The long know story of the decline of newspapers (the training ground for investigative journalism) is well known.  but ...
02/12/2019
A hedge fund’s ‘mercenary’ strategy: Buy newspapers, slash jobs, sell the buildings

The long know story of the decline of newspapers (the training ground for investigative journalism) is well known. but it has a dark underbelly...hedge fund tactics of acquiring & gutting the staffing, and then selling off the underlying real estate. one has to ask, how much of the 'crisis' of journalism is a manufactured crisis, fueled by capitalisms unabated quest for profit at the expense of what serves communities & people best? It's another example of why land must not be treated as a commodity, but rather as our common heritage, and must be stewarded by and for the communities in which that land is situated.

Alden Global Capital says it is saving newspapers. Records show its subsidiaries are profiting from the remnants of their demise.

Welcome - Breakthrough Communities
11/05/2018
Welcome - Breakthrough Communities

Welcome - Breakthrough Communities

Welcome …to our evolving work. Carl Anthony in Conversation with Dr. Mary Evelyn TuckerA Learning Action Guide on Climate Justice: Feb. 16, 2017 Community Meeting New Year’s 2017 Newsletter from Breakthrough Communities and Earth House Center November 2016 Climate Justice Pilot Project “Think ...

The fantastic team from GRID Alternatives who installed the PV system at one of NCLT's permanently affordable apartment ...
10/12/2018

The fantastic team from GRID Alternatives who installed the PV system at one of NCLT's permanently affordable apartment complexes in Berkeley, CA

GRID Alternatives: We're also active on Facebook, Twitter (@GRID) and LinkedIn, so feel free to tag us!

08/24/2018
At Unity Gardens we're more than 75% to our goal with our partners RE-volv to take the project solar with 4 days to go i...
08/14/2018
Unity Gardens | RE-volv

At Unity Gardens we're more than 75% to our goal with our partners RE-volv to take the project solar with 4 days to go in our funding campaign. Help our work and the fantastic work of re-volv today - https://re-volv.org/project/unitygardens/

A team of RE-volv Solar Champions based in the Bay Area are now working to bring solar power to Unity Gardens- a multifamily affordable housing unit part of the Northern California Land Trust in Berkeley, California. With the help of your donations, GRID Alternatives will install 10.7 kilowatts of p...

RE-volv
07/18/2018
RE-volv

RE-volv

“GRID Alternatives is a pioneer in the field and one of the most impactful solar nonprofits in the country. Our models complement each other in ways that empower more people at every level of the project- from the crowdfunders who support the project, to the job trainees who install it, to the families who benefit from it."- Executive Director Andreas Karelas.

Check out this TreeHugger article and join RE-volv, GRID Alternatives, JinkoSolar Co., Ltd, and Northern California Land Trust in bringing solar to affordable housing in Berkeley, CA!

Donate now: www.re-volv.org/unitygardens

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3120 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA
94705-1823

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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