What's a CLT?

A nonprofit that holds land in trust for the permanent benefit of low-income residents.

Our Properties

OakCLT stewards housing and land for perpetual community use.

Our Current Work

Learn about the current programs and projects of OakCLT.


Two New Resources on Innovative CLT Work Featuring OakCLT

Check out these two new CLT resources, both full of great information for anyone interested in the practice of community and resident-led development on community-owned land.

On Common Ground: International Perspectives on the Community Land Trust is a volume of 26 essays from CLTs practitioners, scholars, and organizers from around the world. Released by the Center for Community Land

New $12M Muncipal Fund for Resident-led CLT Housing Preservation Projects

June 25, 2019
Contact: Miya Saika Chen
(510) 238-7246

City Council Passes New Budget Solution to Oakland Housing Crisis: $12 Million Municipal Fund to Preserve Permanently Affordable Housing with Community Land Trusts

New Preservation of Affordable Housing Fund (PAHF) Aims to Provide Affordable Ownership for Oakland Tenants Facing Threat of Displacement & Take Housing Off Speculative Market

Oakland, CA — On Monday, June 24, 2019, Oakland City

Why Tenants Should Be Given the First Opportunity To Purchase Their Buildings

[Note: This article originally appeared on the Shelterforce website here.]

By Zachary Murray

In late January, a standing-room only crowd gathered to celebrate a milestone that once seemed impossible. Exactly one year and five days prior to this celebration, residents and tenants of the 23rd Avenue Community Building (23rd Avenue)—a long-standing affordable, people of color led social justice center—received notice that their landlord had