What is a Land Trust?

1. A community land trust is a non-profit entity organized for collective community care-taking of land and property.
2. It offers a way for people to share resources, to secure opportunities, and to build convivial support networks.
3. All of the land and property is owned and held in trust by a non-profit community corporation that holds official title to pieces of land spread out over a designated area.
4. A community land trust leases residences, business spaces, and community centers at rates that are affordable.
5. Comprehensive community development strategies emerge from the activities of a community land trust.
6. A community land trust recruits people to be trustees of the land, to treat it as a common resource, to be accountable for its use and misuse, and to creative democratic and convivial forms of collective life.

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