Training & Services
The Bay Area Community Land Trust (BACLT) offers training, education and technical assistance to new co-ops, existing co-ops and to groups that want to convert to a Limited Equity Housing Cooperative (LEHC) or other resident controlled housing model. BACLT also provides presentations for public education.
Successful cooperative are the product of training courses in finances, sustainability, conflict resolution, etc. New co-ops must establish a solid foundation and prepare new members to take on the challenges of operating residential housing. Many co-op members have never owned a home and have not had the opportunity to learn how to manage property. Existing co-ops often need to refresh and retool to keep enthusiasm for cooperative living alive.
BACLT can help a collective house convert to a co-op.