About the Community Land Trust Model

How Does the Community Land Trust Model Work?

What is “shared-equity homeownership,” and how does that create “permanent affordability”? Below are two diagrams that describe more about how housing with a community land trust works, including the benefits to building assets and equity for communities.

By taking the price of the land out of a property, CLTs like Athens Land Trust create permanently affordable housing, and more homeownership opportunities to members of the community.
[Diagram and text courtesy Shelterforce.org] Does shared-equity homeownership build assets? Yes. And keeps them safer than traditional homeownership does. Various graphs and charts follow to back up this assertion. Image links to pdf version.