When you join BACLT you take one step closer to providing every person — regardless of their race, ethnicity, and income —
their human right to a home.
AJA AL FASAH
US ARMY VETERAN 82ND ABN & BACLT BOARD MEMBER
NEWS & EVENTS
Bay Area Community Land Trust (BACLT) is a community organization creating permanently affordable and sustainable communities of cooperative homeowners, in order to take land and housing out of the speculative market, and to stabilize our neighborhoods.
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A 6-STEP MODEL THAT WORKS
Since 2006, BACLT has been applying these solutions to create permanently affordable, resident-run housing cooperatives using our unique 6-step model below:
WE HELP YOU BUY IT, FIX IT, MAKE IT AFFORDABLE
To offset costs, we get subsidies from local governments, low-interest loans from community lenders and donors, down-payments from residents who can afford them and sometimes below-market sales from owners who want to balance concern for their community with profit.
WE ORGANIZE HOUSING CO-OPS
We help and train residents to take ownership and democratic control over the buildings in which they live.
CO-OPS GET OVERSIGHT, TRAINING, & SUPPORT
Residents acquire the knowledge and experience necessary to responsibly manage and improve their housing.
WE PARTNER WITH SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENTS
We work with the broader social justice movement to pressure government at all levels to raise taxes on the wealthy and put more resources into meeting the needs of low and moderate income people, including greater support for community land trusts and affordable housing cooperatives.
CO-OPS ELECT MEMBERS TO OUR BOARD
We encourage all partner cooperatives to elect their own members to the BACLT governing board, along with board members elected by the general membership, to help direct our community development efforts.
WHO WE ARE
A democratically run organization, the Bay Area Community Land Trust (BACLT) has been creating permanently affordable and sustainable communities of cooperative homeowners, to take land and housing out of the speculative market and to stabilize our neighborhoods.
WHAT'S A CLT?
WHAT'S A CO-OP?
A Community Land Trust (CLT) is a nonprofit democratic membership housing organization run by an elected Board. The Board consists of residents in land trust-sponsored housing, the broader community, and technical experts.
Bay Area Community Land Trust (BACLT) is a democratic community organization whose mission is to create permanently affordable and sustainable communities of cooperative homeowners, to take land and housing out of the speculative market and to stabilize our neighborhoods.