NYC Community Land Initiative

NYCCLI has some very cool accessible resources for people looking for sustainable ways to resist gentrification in their own communities. Includes basic information on the cycle of gentrification in multiple formats, recent updates on NYCCLI work, and a list of active Community Land Trusts in the NYC area. Here’s a great 4-minute video summary, produced by NYCCLI and Picture The Homeless.


From a Jan 2018 story,

“From a policy standpoint, 2017 was a victorious year for New York City’s CLT movement. It began with the de Blasio administration, after months of prodding by advocates, opening the door to the CLT vision by releasing a Request for Expressions of Interest, calling on groups to submit proposals detailing how they would develop and manage CLTs. In July, the de Blasio administration announced it had applied for grant funding from Enterprise Community Partners and had received $1.65 million for a variety of CLT projects.”

Community Land Trusts are actively gaining support and visibility here, very exciting! If their work interests you, NYCCLI has opportunities to join as an individual or organizational member. Happy homemaking. x