train with us!
BACLT's workshops empower residents to learn the skills needed to take full ownership of their housing — from keeping housing in good repair, budgeting and managing co-op finances, learning to have effective meetings, and how to resolve conflicts that arise."
BACLT VOLUNTEER WORKSHOP FACILITATOR & RESIDENT OF NINTH ST. CO-OP
CO-OP TOOLS FOR THRIVING
Successful cooperatives result from robust training, education, and technical assistance programs.
From hard to soft skills, we have all the tools you'll need
to build and maintain a thriving cooperative community.
If you're new to home ownership, you're not alone.
Many co-op members have never owned property either.
Together, learn how to manage your property to last for generations.
Learn to establish a solid foundation and prepare new members to take on the challenges of operating residential housing.
CONVERTING TO A CO-OP?
Protect your group's right to remain on the property by joining our membership of BACLT cooperatives, and ensure permanent affordability.
Feeling stale? Existing co-ops often need to refresh and retool. We show you how to keep enthusiasm for cooperative living alive!
BACLT will work with you and your budget. Sliding scale options available for demonstrated need.
FOR NEW CO-OPS:
4-PART ORIENTATION SERIES
PREPARING FOR FULL RESPONSIBILITIES OF OWNERSHIP
Learn the options, opportunities, and challenges in moving towards resident-controlled housing.
Prepare your residents to take on the full responsibilities of ownership.
All of us, tenants and homeowners together, make the Bay Area a desirable place to live. When the land and housing is owned by landlords, they charge high rents because this is a desirable place. When land and housing is owned by a land trust, it is used to benefit the whole community, not for private profit. When you become a member of a land trust you become part of the movement to return socially created wealth back to the community."
FOR EXISTING CO-OPS:
REFRESH & RETOOL TO KEEP THE CO-OP ENTHUSIASM ALIVE!
From assistance in developing budgets, to managing finances, to working with professional management, we offer workshops that address most aspects of
BACLT also provides skilled mediation and facilitation services to help everyone get back in sync.