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.

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Fideicomiso Comunitario Tierra Libre is doing amazing work in the LA area!
02/11/2021
NUESTRA TIERRA NUESTRO VOZ

Fideicomiso Comunitario Tierra Libre is doing amazing work in the LA area!

In 2018 the LA County Department of Regional Planning, East LA Community Corporation, LegacyLA and Eastside LEADS (Leadership for Equitable and Accountable D...

Creating a Tenant Opportunity to Purchase
02/09/2021
Creating a Tenant Opportunity to Purchase

Creating a Tenant Opportunity to Purchase

Berkeley, CA. The city developed a tenant opportunity to purchase (TOPA) ordinance in the hopes that it will help fight displacement, increase tenant stability, and build permanent affordability.

What do we know about resident engagement that can determine the ultimate health & success of a community development?Ch...
02/03/2021
LIIF Just Good Capital - Money, Time & Power: Models & Lessons in Resident-Led Development

What do we know about resident engagement that can determine the ultimate health & success of a community development?
Check out these lessons on building community power from our partners featuring our work with SPARCC & Low Income Investment Fund
http://bit.ly/3pOBNNR

This story is part of LIIF’s 2020 Annual Impact Report. View the full publication here. “When you’re checking a box called ‘community engagement’ you will fail….When you see that without engagement with the community, you cannot achieve the transformative change in your community, that.....

Sogorea Te' Land Trust
02/02/2021

Sogorea Te' Land Trust

When your project to honor Indigenous people doesn’t include Indigenous people…

When your land acknowledgement doesn’t acknowledge you’re building on an Indigenous sacred site….

When you take photos of Indigenous people from our website and use them for your yoga/ art/ spa/ business/project /etc without asking…

When you need an Indian by tomorrow at 10 am to honor them but theres no honorarium or time for them to actually speak, and this is an URGENT very good opportunity for us can we reply RIGHT AWAY? ! You also left a couple messages….

When even the nicest most well intentioned colonizers still be colonizing….

How to Come Correct
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#howtocomecorrect #protocol #guidelines #respect #howtocomecorrect #colonizersbecolonizing #youdontevenknow #appreciateyou #but #weouthere #keepingitreal #urbanindindigenous #womenled #sogoreatelandtrust

Like the Yes2TOPA page! Actions you can take to support Berkeley TOPA coming soon! Check out endorsing communit...
02/02/2021

Like the Yes2TOPA page! Actions you can take to support Berkeley TOPA coming soon! Check out endorsing community groups, elected officials, orgs, unions and more here - https://yes2topa.org/endorsers

Northern California Land Trust
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Join us next Saturday, Feb 13 for a workshop on Wellness Recovery Action Planning!!
01/30/2021
Wellness Recovery Action Plan ([email protected])

Join us next Saturday, Feb 13 for a workshop on Wellness Recovery Action Planning!!

Evidence-based practice used by those dealing with mental or general health challenges & those who want to attain highest levels of wellness

Check out last night's Forum on the Berkeley Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA) - “Preventing Displacement & Crea...
01/28/2021
TOPA Community Meeting

Check out last night's Forum on the Berkeley Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA) - “Preventing Displacement & Creating Homeownership Opportunity" - https://youtu.be/i_TG0-USqf8

For more information on Berkeley's proposed policy, see https://yes2topa.org

Thank you for joining the stream of “Preventing Displacement & Creating Homeownership Opportunity: A Community Conversation on Berkeley’s Tenant Opportunity ...

Berkeleyites, join us tomorrow at 5pm!
01/26/2021

Berkeleyites, join us tomorrow at 5pm!

BERKELEY📢Your feedback is important!

Join us on Wednesday 1/27 for a forum with Mayor Arreguin’s Office to discuss the community need for #TOPA - an anti-displacement strategy that prioritizes low income renters and communities of color.

#Yes2TOPA
Yes2topa.org

Berkeley residents and business owners, check this out!
01/22/2021
CA Entity Formation Options

Berkeley residents and business owners, check this out!

This teach-in will cover many questions including, "What factors should you consider when choosing an entity for a worker-owned enterprise?"

Come to next week's Community Forum on Berkeley TOPA (see flyer with details below)! We hope Bernie shows up in support ...
01/21/2021

Come to next week's Community Forum on Berkeley TOPA (see flyer with details below)! We hope Bernie shows up in support again:)

Read more about Berkeley TOPA here: https://yes2topa.org

We commit in our words and deeds to recognizing that we are on stolen, unceded Indigenous land and building a world of e...
01/20/2021

We commit in our words and deeds to recognizing that we are on stolen, unceded Indigenous land and building a world of equity and justice for all.

Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM)- حركة الشباب الفلسطيني
01/18/2021

Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM)- حركة الشباب الفلسطيني

Today, we join in reclaiming the radical legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The power of Dr. King’s words and ideas extend well beyond his own lifetime, as do their relevance to the struggle for justice and self-determination of oppressed peoples everywhere. Now more than ever is the time to connect domestic and international struggles to fight back, as Dr. King urged, against the “three evils” of militarism, capitalism and imperialism.

We honor Coretta Scott King, Dr. King’s wife, founder of @theKingCenter and a leader in the civil rights movement, who also organized against the Vietnam War, against South African apartheid, and for the empowerment of women.

Today in the Bay Area, @aptp are hosting their annual Reclaim MLK’s Radical Legacy weekend of events to uplift our commitment to Black Liberation and collective struggle against King’s three evils of militarism, capitalism and imperialism. These 72 hours every year remind us that we cannot fight imperialism abroad unless we simultaneously confront its domestic manifestations. Check out the radio broadcast of today’s caravan, link in bio!

We commit to building the present struggle so that our youth can carry forward the legacy and material gains of our efforts. Onwards!

“Something is happening in our world. The masses of people are rising up. And wherever they are assembled today... the cry is always the same: ‘We want to be free.’” —MLK Jr., 1968

#ReclaimMLK #RadicalMLK #MLK #MLKDay #CorettaScottKing #BlackLiberation #AntiImperialism #AntiColonialism #ArabOrganizing #JointStruggle #Demilitarize

Alameda County residents, please call when you can!
01/13/2021

Alameda County residents, please call when you can!

COMMUNITY: Alameda County has begun conducting eviction jury trials over video call. This process is unfair to renters, violates due process rights, and puts their lives on the line. We need your calls today! Full script at http://bit.ly/StopUDTrials #StoptheSpreadStoptheTrials

"EIP noted in its evaluation of the process that “with more local control and less reliance on generic narratives, we co...
01/11/2021
‘Opportunity Areas' Shouldn’t Just Be Places With A Lot of White People — Shelterforce

"EIP noted in its evaluation of the process that “with more local control and less reliance on generic narratives, we could better challenge the … narrative that segregation was the main fair housing issue in the region. Instead, we elevated the real concerns of people of color.”

To EIP organizers, gentrification and displacement were fair housing concerns, and they fought for those issues to be considered by the FHAC as fair housing issues. In the view of the coalition members, the original AI focused almost exclusively on concentrated poverty and neighborhood decline while ignoring how gentrification disproportionately affects communities of color and the ability of people of color to remain in their neighborhoods. It took the efforts of EIP to broaden the scope of the discussion about what issues should and should not be considered a part of fair housing. As a result, the final recommendations for the AI Addendum included specific policy goals to mitigate gentrification and displacement.

EIP’s work has had concrete impacts on the conversation around regional equity in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. EIP was able to effectively undermine the stigmatizing narrative of concentrated poverty and the unstated assumptions behind the opportunity paradigm. Both the white proximity model and the concept of RCAAs helped to reset the regional conversation, directing policymakers away from an exclusive focus on low-wealth communities of color. Politically, EIP activists were able to get community residents to the decision-making tables for a range of policy areas from transportation and sustainability to housing. Their work has produced policy impacts as well. The group was able to convince federal housing officials to broaden and to deepen their understanding and analysis of regional inequities, to expand notions of acceptable policy response beyond mobility, and to see the issue of segregation as more than “racially concentrated areas of poverty.” All of these accomplishments served to raise more fundamental questions of discrimination and power differentials in regional equity policymaking."

Activists in Minneapolis and St. Paul shifted the narrative by asking: why do we think moving to white neighborhoods will solve our problems?

Happy New Year from NCLT! Here's to more equity, justice, community and presence in 2021.
12/31/2020

Happy New Year from NCLT! Here's to more equity, justice, community and presence in 2021.

Hammond Climate Solutions
12/26/2020

Hammond Climate Solutions

It's the last #SolarSaturday of 2020 and we're highlighting the organizations which we had the pleasure of working with this year through the #SolarMoonshot Program. Collectively, these projects represent 2,998kW of new renewable energy across the country! These solar power systems are producing clean energy, reducing dependence on dirty energy, lessening air pollution, saving nonprofit organizations money that can be reinvested in their missions while educating the community about solar and supporting local green jobs.

Special thanks to our client #LeftCoastFund for providing $1 million for this program in 2020. We're excited to announce a $1 million budget for 2021! Interested nonprofits can message us or submit a questionnaire on our website: www.solarmoonshot.org.

☀️ ACTIVIST SAN DIEGO in California installed by IBEW Local 569 union electricians with #AlohaSolarPower
☀️ Kroka Expeditions in New Hampshire
☀️Ekvn-Yefolecv, an Indigenous community in Alabama
☀️ Northside Community Center run by the Community Action Network (CAN) of Ann Arbor in Michigan in partnership with the The City Of Ann Arbor - Government
☀️ Eau Claire Public Schools in Wisconsin in partnership with Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation
☀️ Monastic Academy in Vermont
☀️ Canticle Farm in Oakland, California
☀️ White Earth Reservation installed by 8th Fire Solar in Minnesota
☀️ The DREAM Program in Vermont
☀️ Wilmington Senior Center in partnership with Wilmington Jaycees Foundation in Wilmington, California being installed by GRID Alternatives
☀️ The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano, California being installed by IBEW Local 569 union electricians with #AlohaSolarPower
☀️ Iron Works Cycling, LLC in Virginia in partnership with Appalachian Voices
☀️ Media Island International in Washington in partnership with Olympia Community Solar
☀️ Solidarity Farm SD in California being installed by IBEW Local 569 union electricians with #AlohaSolarPower
☀️ The Workshop Galena in Illinois
☀️ Church of the Holy Family Catholic Church VB in Virginia
☀️ New Day Youth & Family Services in New Mexico
☀️ UnityPoint Health Jones Regional Medical Center in Iowa
☀️ St. John's Episcoal Church in Massachusetts
☀️ Commonweal in Bolinas, California
☀️ University Christian Church, home of the Climate Hub in San Diego, installed by IBEW Local 569 union electricians at Baker Electric Home Energy
☀️ Common Street Spiritual Center in Massachusetts
☀️The Eco-Institute at Pickards Mountain in North Carolina
☀️Sisters of the Holy Spirit and Mary Immaculate in Texas
☀️ El Costeno in Washington in partnership with the American Solar Energy Society - ASES
☀️Centro PASO Aibonito in Puerto Rico
☀️ South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation in Massachusetts
☀️ Planting Justice in El Sobrante, California
☀️ Episcopal Diocese in Georgia
☀️ The Sacramento LGBT Community Center in Sacramento, California
☀️ Kathy's House in Wisconsin
☀️ Trinity Church in Massachusetts
☀️ Casa de Amparo in San Marcos, California in partnership with BQuest Foundation
☀️ Boys Hope Girls Hope in Irvine, California
☀️ Habitat for Humanity La Crosse in Wisconsin
☀️ The LGBTQ Center Long Beach in Long Beach, California
☀️ Girl Scouts in New Jersey
☀️ Northern California Land Trust / Peace Gardens in Berkeley, California being installed by GRID Alternatives
☀️ Grace Church of Riverhead in New York
☀️ Humane Society of Marion County Arkansas in Arkansas
☀️ Red Bird Mission in Kentucky
☀️ Glass City Community Solar in Ohio
☀️ Madison West High School in partnership with The Midwest Renewable Energy Association in Wisconsin
☀️ Jack's Solar Garden in Colorado
☀️ Lincoln Park Solar Garden in Minnesota in partnership with Ecolibrium3

East Bay Housing Organizations
12/24/2020

East Bay Housing Organizations

Food assistance and in some cities, rental assistance are available. The pandemic has amplified the need for food, affordable housing, and rental assistance in our communities. It has amplified already existing racial and economic inequity. It's not okay, and as we work to change it, we want everyone to get the support they need to get through.

Our COVID19 support page can help link people and the food assistance, undocumented relief funds, emergency rental assistance funds, and more to support people who've lost income due to the pandemic: http://ebho.org/resources/covid19-get-support/

For critical, short-term housing assistance such as emergency shelter, legal advice, and foreclosure assistance, see our ongoing Resource Pages: http://ebho.org/resources/looking-for-housing/direct-support/

#GetSupport #RentalAssistance #COVID19 #KeepFamiliesHoused

Sustainable Economies Law Center
12/23/2020

Sustainable Economies Law Center

If you're in search of a good place for some holiday gifts, don't forget to check out the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives Shop! https://www.usworker.coop/shopcoop/

Sogorea Te' Land Trust
12/23/2020

Sogorea Te' Land Trust

All we want for Xmas is Rematriate the Land.

As many engage in giving this season, consider giving some time to learning about where you are, to talking with your family about your history and your relationship to Indigenous land. Find a way to acknowledge your role and contribute to healing the legacy of colonization. Make it a tradition.

Check out our Engage page for resources ranging from recommended readings and tips for difficult conversations with the fam to different ways to support your local Indigenous led land return work.

#thelandyouareon #indigenousland #legacyofcolonization #howdoyoubenefit #shuumilandtax #alternativexmas #sogoreatelandtrust #engage

Three 2-bedroom apartments for rent in Oakland and Berkeley. Join communities dedicated to affordability and collective ...
12/18/2020

Three 2-bedroom apartments for rent in Oakland and Berkeley. Join communities dedicated to affordability and collective functioning! - www.nclt.org/current-housing-opportunities/ Up to $2000 free rent at 6108 Hilton Street!

Check out the recording of our latest Community Co-Ownership Initiative workshop (www.nclt.org/co-ownership) in conjunct...
12/18/2020
Acquisition & Rehab for Collective Housing workshop

Check out the recording of our latest Community Co-Ownership Initiative workshop (www.nclt.org/co-ownership) in conjunction with the @CACLTNetwork's newly launched Community Land Trust Academy - Acquisition & Rehab for Collective Housing!

El español sigueThe process of purchasing and rehabbing property while ensuring it is affordable for currrent and future residents is complex. This workshop ...

Another potential resource for folks in the Bay Area who have lost income.
12/18/2020
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund

Another potential resource for folks in the Bay Area who have lost income.

When their income dropped because of shelter-in-place orders, propane bills and back rent started piling up for Deidre McDonald, Victor Urbaez, and their son, Sage.

“We were hanging from a cliff on a rope,” Urbaez said. “When the pandemic hit, that was the breaking point. Without help at that particular time, it would have been game up.”

Thanks to your generous donations, the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund was able to cover two months’ worth of rent to bring them some relief.

#endhunger #strongagainstcovid19 #staysafe #standtogether

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Shortfalls-on-rent-propane-hit-West-Marin-family-15796452.php

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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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