The Role of Community Land Trusts in Fostering Equitable, Transit-Oriented Development: Case Studies from Atlanta, Denver, and the Twin Cities

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Working Paper, 2013

By: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Robert Hickey
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Affordable Housing Programs

This report asks whether community land trusts (CLTs) can help preserve affordability near transit in the long term. It finds that CLTs can be a proactive way to prevent displacement caused by transit improvements and defines the roles of key stakeholders. It also provides recommendations for CLTs and public agencies.

Social Equity

This report shares three case studies from Atlanta, Denver, and the Twin Cities to show the importance of housing equity in transit-oriented development. It discusses the opportunities and challenges of community land trusts (CLTs) and includes recommendations for both CLTs and public agencies.

Transit-Oriented Development

This report examines how community land trusts (CLT) may be able to protect and expand affordable housing opportunities in transit-oriented development (TOD) areas. It uses case studies of CLTs in Atlanta, Denver, and Minneapolis-St. Paul to highlight the roles these organizations can play in supporting affordable housing near transit.