30 05, 2019

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

By |2019-05-30T20:03:25+00:00May 30th, 2019|CLT News, Cooperatives, Housing|

[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

15 03, 2018

OakCLT & #Liberate23rdAve Featured in Locavesting

By |2018-10-28T19:27:19+00:00March 15th, 2018|CLT News, Cooperatives, Housing|

In Oakland, Community-Owned Real Estate is Bucking Gentrification Trend  By Sarah Trent, March 12, 2018 For two decades now, the building at the corner of 23rd and International avenues in east Oakland has been a community hub for people and organizations with few other places to go. In a neighborhood that is low-income

15 10, 2017

Oakland Host to CLTs and Housing Allies from Around the World

By |2017-12-21T04:48:12+00:00October 15th, 2017|CLT News|

This past week, the Oakland Community Land Trust along with our CLT partners in the Bay Area Consortium of CLTs hosted over 500 CLT residents, staff, and board members, as well as housing advocates, policy makers, funders, and more for Grounded Solutions Network's Intersections 2017 conference at the Oakland Marriott Convention Center. OakCLT kicked off the

24 05, 2017

Thoughts on the Unnatural Occurrence of Cheap Housing

By |2019-05-30T20:05:00+00:00May 24th, 2017|CLT News, Cooperatives, Housing|

[Note: This article originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of Shelterforce and on their website here.] The term NOAH, or “naturally occurring affordable housing,” has quickly become an accepted phrase used to denote unsubsidized rental housing, generally more than 30 years old, that happens to be relatively affordable compared to housing in adjacent, more