© 2019-2025 BAY AREA COMMUNITY LAND TRUST. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. DESIGN BY VERNA LIM.

IT IS OUR PATRIOTIC DUTY TO ENSURE THAT EVERY AMERICAN HAS A PLACE TO CALL HOME.

 

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

Making affordable housing a human right, through democratic co-ops.

NEWS & EVENTS

THE CHALLENGES

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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Real estate investors take publicly created land value for private profit.

2.

People feel powerless to create change. Democratic participation declines as a result.

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Too many of us in the Bay Area want the security of owning our home but can’t afford it and are forced to rent making us vulnerable to being price out or evicted.

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Building more housing by itself, doesn't create affordability where it is needed most when it is needed most.

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:

1.

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 OWN THE LAND, SO YOU KEEP IT AFFORDABLE

Through the Community Land Trust Model, we ensure partner co-ops will remain permanently affordable to current and future residents.

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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.

4.

JOIN THE FIGHT!

Important members of our Bay Area communities, who make the Bay the diverse home we know and love, are being displaced in unprecedented numbers.

6.

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.

5.

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. 

OUR PROPERTIES

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.

Brown Shingle Mutual Housing

Ninth Street Co-op

Derby Walker House Cooperative

Stuart Street Apartments

The Newton House Collective

Fairmount House

OUR PROGRAMS

A Community Land Trust (CLT) is a community-based membership non-profit housing.

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Bay Area Community Land Trust is a 501(c)3 organization. EIN #20-5420298

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