A Community Land Trust is a non-profit, community-based organisation run by volunteers that develops housing or other assets at permanently affordable levels for long-term community benefit.  It does this by separating the value of the building from the land that it stands on and, in the case of shared-equity homes, fixing the resale percentage. The Community Land Trust holds the asset in trust for long-term community benefit.

 

The following are a list of resources on Community Land Trusts and Farmland Trusts.  As of yet, they have not been widely used in Canada, but here's hoping that's soon to change!

More resources on Farmland Conservation from the Ontario Farmland Trust:
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