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NYCCLI works to advance community land trusts (CLTs) through community and popular education, policy advocacy, capacity-building training and technical support, grassroots leadership development, and peer learning. NYCCLI also collaborates with other organizations and coalitions fighting for land and housing justice and economic democracy.

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Want to learn more about how Community Land Trusts can support community-led development without displacement, deeply and permanently affordable housing, and environmental justice in NYC?  NYCCLI conducts customized CLT 101 workshops with grassroots groups that share our core values, have a demonstrated track record of fighting for racial and economic justice, and are interested in joining the CLT movement, with a priority for groups that are BIPOC- and member-led. To request a workshop, click here. And in the meantime, please explore the many resources available on our website! We invite you also to read more about NYCCLI’s Trustville board game, Fighting to Save Our Communities graphic poster, and other popular education tools and resources.

Already a member? Click here for a schedule of NYCCLI work group meetings focused on CLT Education & Organizing and NYC Policy Campaigns. With Housing Justice for All, NYCCLI also coordinates a statewide Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA) working group.

Read more about NYCCLI’s 2022 Priorities.NYCCLI members are organizing CLTs in low-income Black, brown and immigrant neighborhoods across the five boroughs. Together we are advocating for policies that strengthen and expand CLTs and community-controlled, permanently-affordable housing in New York City. Current priorities include increasing City funding for CLT organizing and incubation; giving tenants and community organizations a first right to purchase multifamily and other properties; abolishing and replacing NYC’s tax lien sale; and prioritizing CLTs and mission-driven nonprofits for public land disposition.

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