Additional Resources

Homes and Hands

Homes & Hands: Community Lands Trusts in Action

An inspiring documentary about three communities where low-income residents have found an empowering way to realize the American dream... owning a home.

The National Community Land Trust Network
The National Community Land Trust Network is the umbrella organization supporting the work of community land trusts across the United States — promoting sustainable development through the development of permanently affordable housing and the protection of working lands.

Equitable Development Toolkit: Beyond Gentrification

Easy-to-read information about the definition and organizational structures of community land trusts. This excellent site contains an array of comprehensive tools crafted to help community builders achieve equitable development to build strong, stable, welcoming communities. Contains links to CLTs across the country, as well as an educational section called “Affordable Housing Development 101.”

National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)
Low Income Housing Profile

Dedicated solely to solving the affordable-housing crisis, NLIHC offers a thorough account of the breadth and severity of housing problems for renters, homeowners and homeless persons. The “Low Income Housing Profile” in NLIHC’s publications section contains extensive statistical information about rising gaps between residents’ incomes and the cost of rents.

Habitat for Humanity
Affordable-housing statistics from the nonprofit, nondemoninational Christian housing organization that has build more than 125,000 houses in 80 countries since 1976, including more than 45,000 across the United States.

Rebuilding Together
National nonprofit with a mission to preserve and revitalize houses and communities, assuring that low-income homeowners—particularly those who are elderly and disabled, as well as families with children—live in warmth, safety and independence. Their goal is to make a sustainable impact in partnership with communities. While some affiliates provide year-round services, all affiliates plan and prepare for National Rebuilding Day, typically held on the last Saturday in April.