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Social Housing in the Spotlight: NYC Lawmakers Seek ‘Paradigm Shift’ in Tackling Affordability CrisisCity Limits, March 10, 2023

Community Groups Push for Community Control of Open Space in the South BronxMott Haven Herald, March 3, 2023

‘Public Land For Public Good,’ Say Housing AdvocatesNew York Amsterdam News, March 2, 2023

Progressive Pols Press NYC Council to Prioritize Nonprofit Housing OwnershipAM New York, February 24, 2023

NYC Comptroller, Public Advocate, Council Members, Advocates Rally for New Vision for HousingPress Release, February 23, 2023

Why Brooklyn Residents Want Public Land In Public Hands Next City, February 9, 2023

As Homeownership Rates Decline in New York City, Could Community Land Trusts be an Answer? City & State NY, August 25, 2022

Tenant Control WBAI’s Housing Notebook, August 22, 2022

Legislation Would Give Nonprofits First Crack at Developing NYC-Owned Land City Limits, August 11, 2022

A Community Land Trust takes Root in the BronxRiverdale Press, July 15, 2022

Community Land Trust Wants to Turn NYPD Parking Lots Into Affordable Housing. Can They?Brownstoner, June 2, 2022

Community Land Trusts Protect Housing Affordability – and Democracy – Urban Matters, June 1, 2022

Majority of City Council Declares Opposition to Reauthorizing NYC Tax Lien Sale – Gotham Gazette, May 31, 2022

NYC Is Fighting for More Community Land Trust Funding – Next City, April 21, 2022

Community Land Trusts Would Get First Dibs at Buying Properties Under Revised Council BillCity Limits, April 19, 2022

平价屋不足 纽约华埠社区吁利用空置酒店 – Epoch News, April 15, 2022

Community Groups, Elected Officials Rally at City Hall for Community Land Trust Funding, Legislation to Stabilize Housing and Combat SpeculationPress Release, April 14, 2022

Brooklyn Tenants of Neglected Building Push for Community ControlNext City, April 7, 2022

Advocates Call for ‘Social Housing’ Funding in BudgetNY1 News, April 4, 2022

Flatbush Tenants Decry Building’s Neglect, Call to Pass ‘Opportunity to Purchase’ ActAM New York, March 30, 2022

NYCCLI Statement on NYS Budget, March 10, 2022

East NY Land Trust Targets 18 Vacant City-Owned Properties for Community OwnershipBK Reader, March 9, 2022

As NYC Considers Scrapping Tax Lien Sale, Land Trust Plan Gains SteamCity Limits, March 1, 2022

Activists And Electeds Cheer End Of The Rudy Giuliani Created NYC Tax Lien SaleHarlem World, March 1, 2022

Lien on MeThe Baffler, February 10, 2022

Protect NYC Public Land for the Common GoodDaily News Op-Ed, November 21, 2021

‘East New York is Not For Sale’: Community Land Trust Movement Sees Hope in Racial Justice CommissionBrooklyn Paper, November 10, 2021

NYCCLI Member blog: Public Land in Public Hands: Community Land Trusts Demand Control of City Land, September 28, 2021

Interboro CLT: A Committed Pipeline from Powerhouse Community Development GroupsShelterforce, June 13, 2021

Housing Advocates Make One Last Stand Before the FY 2022 Budget VoteAM New York, June 29, 2021

Community Groups, Rep. Velázquez, Public Advocate Williams, Council Members Call for Full Funding of Community Land Trusts in NYC Budget – Press Release, June 29, 2021

Poll: The Bold Policies New York City Voters Want From Their Next MayorThe Appeal, June 4, 2021

New York City Considers A Bold Idea to Keep People From Being Pushed Out of Their HomesThe Appeal, March 29, 2021

A Habitat Chapter Embraces Community Land Trusts in the Big AppleNonprofit Quarterly, February 18, 2021

Chinatowns Across North America Share Challenges and Stories of Resilience During COVID-19International Examiner, February 11, 2021

Tax Lien Sale Bill Asks for Reform TaskforceKings County Politics, February 3, 2021

NYC Council Lays Groundwork to Abolish Guiliani-Era Lien Sale – Press Release, February 2, 2021

What ‘Cancel Rent’ Means to NYC Homeowners and Small LandlordsThe City, January 28, 2021

City Council Pushes For Bills to Help Nonprofits Get Advantage on Apartment Building Sales – AM New York, January 20, 2021

City Council Mulls Bill Giving Nonprofits First Crack at Buying Resi Buildings – The Real Deal, January 19, 2021

Harlem Land Trust Secures Historic Deal For Affordable Housing – Patch, November 30, 2020

NYCCLI Member blog: Sankofa and Self-Determination: Learning from Seattle’s Africatown CLT, October 30, 2020

Council Considers Killing the Tax-Collection Machine Rudy Giuliani BuiltThe City, October 22, 2020

NYCCLI Member blog: From NYC to California, Communities Take Control of Land, September 22, 2020

From the NYCCLI blog: Land, Housing and Racial Justice, June 29, 2020

OpEd: Supporting The East New York Community Land Trust: A Tool To Increase And Protect Affordable Homeownership East New York News, OpEd by Afiya Lahens, Niani Taylor and Albert Scott Jr., June 29, 2020

Advocates: NYC Needs More Money, New Model to Meet Housing CrisisCity Limits, June 26, 2020

NYCCLI Member blog: From the Boogiedown to Beantown: A CLT Road Trip, February 18, 2020

With Mass Evictions and Real Estate Speculation Looming, City and State Leaders Must Give Communities Opportunity to Own Their Own LandGotham Gazette, June 26, 2020

Housing Advocates in NYC Look to Budget to Help Curb Post-Pandemic GentrificationamNY, June 25, 2020

Community Land Trusts Score Crucial Funds in City BudgetCurbed NY, June 18, 2019

Queens Councilman Pushes Community Land Trust Funding With an Eye on Rockaway NeighborhoodQNS, June 13, 2019

Opinion: City Must Invest in Bold Housing Solutions Like Community Land TrustsCity Limits, June 10, 2019

Budget Could Boost City’s Nascent Community Land Trust MovementCity Limits, June 3, 2019

Community Groups, Housing Activists, and Electeds Call on NYC to Take Bold Action to Tackle The Housing Crisis by Supporting Community Land TrustsPress Release, May 16, 2019

Opinion: Why NYC is Rapidly Losing Low-Rent ApartmentsCity Limits, May 13, 2019

CityLab University: Shared-Equity HomeownershipCityLab, April 29, 2019

Little-Used Community Land Trust Model for Affordable Housing May See Big BoostGotham Gazette, April 18, 2019

On City Streets and in Wild Landscapes, the Fight for America’s Soul in 2020 is About LandCity Limits, April 16, 2019

Outraged By Property Sales To Luxury Developers, Affordable Housing Group Takes On The Catholic ChurchGothamist, March 14, 2019

What Will Happen to This New York Homeowner Protection Program?Next City, December 18, 2018

NYC Needs Equitable Economic Development, Not the Amazon DealCity Limits, November 28, 2018

Community Land Trusts Take Aim at Rising RentsCurbed, April 17, 2018

Ownership as Social Relation: Nonprofit Strategies to Build Community Wealth through LandNonProfit Quarterly, December 11, 2018

The NYC Community Land Trust Movement Wants to Go BigCity Limits, January 8, 2018

Council Passes Key Housing Bills at Busy Last MeetingCity Limits, December 20, 2017

New York City Becomes a Hotbed of Community Land Trust InnovationShelterforce, November 7, 2017

NYC Nonprofits Use Land Trusts, Co-ops to Satisfy Residents’ Economic Needs Post SandyNonProfit Quarterly, November 1, 2017

CityViews: Community Land Trusts are a Path to Affordable HomeownershipCity Limits, October 19, 2017

The Solution to Our Housing Crisis Is to Let Communities Own PropertyThe Nation, August 29, 2017

Can Connecting Rent To Income, Not Market Rates, Change The Affordability Of Cities? – Fast Company, August 18, 2017

NYC Just Made Its Biggest Commitment Ever To A Radical Affordable Housing ModelGothamist, August 4, 2017

Momentum for NYC Community Land Trusts Gets $1.65M Boost –  Next City , July 26, 2017

City Dips Toe Into Funding Community Land TrustsCity Limits, July 19, 2017

Enterprise Awards New York City $1.65 Million to Support the Formation and Expansion of Community Land TrustsNew York City Department of Housing, Preservation and Development Press Release, July 19, 2017

Two NYC Communities to Get Public Space Revamp – Next City, July 17, 2017

Local Coalition Wins Citywide Design AwardMott Haven Herald, July 14, 2017

Community Land Trusts Gaining Traction in New York – Real Estate Weekly, May 18, 2017

From Georgia to NYC: The Civil Rights Roots of Community Land Trusts – City Limits, March 16, 2017

Backers of Community Land Trusts Seek to Broaden SupportCity Limits, February 7, 2017

NYC Opens Door Wide to Community Land TrustsNext City, February 1, 2017

HPD Moves Closer to Community Land Trusts – Times Ledger, January 16, 2017

Is NYC Squandering Affordable Housing By Selling Tax Debt To A ‘Multinational’ Bank? – Gothamist, January 13, 2017

De Blasio Admin. Opens Door to Community Land Trusts – City Limits, January 10, 2017

Taking Back the South Bronx – WNYC, November 17, 2016

Council Bill Would Boost Land Trusts as Way to Keep Housing AffordableCity Limits, September 14, 2016

City Slow to Embrace Land Trusts as Housing Tool – City Limits, May 9, 2016

Why Are Hundreds Of Affordable NYC Apartments VacantGothamist, March 9, 2016

Support Community Land Trusts for Affordable HousingNew York Times, December 1, 2015

Community Control: Organizing for Community Land Trusts in NYC – New Economy Project, November 12, 2015

The Ungentrifiers – Brendan O’Connor, The Awl, July 30, 2015

Ask the Homeless What They Need – William S. Burnett, a housing campaign leader and board member at Picture the HomelessNew York Times Room for Debate, February 19, 2015

Interrupting Inequality: Crisis and Opportunity in Low-Income Housing Policy – Susan Saegert, Metro Politics, January 26, 2015

The Best and Worst Urban Trends of 2014 – Next City, December 22, 2014

Landlords and Risk– John Krinsky, Opinion pages on New York Times, November 6, 2014

The Value of Land: How Community Land Trusts Maintain Housing Affordability – Oksana Mironova, Urban Omnibus, April 29th, 2014

Get Creative with Housing Laws – Lisa T. Alexander, The New York Times Room for Debate, April 15, 2014

Homelessness, Community Land Trusts, and the Future of NYC Neighborhoods: A Conversation with Sam Miller – Kevin Ryan, New York Foundation, April 9, 2014

Ten Takeaways on Rent Reform: “Talk to Your Neighbors” – Whitney Kimball, Art F City, April 1, 2014

Homeless Folks Have Real Solutions to the Housing Crisis – Arvernetta Henry, Scott Hutchins, Lynn Lewis, Felipe Martinez, Sam J. Miller, Marcus Moore, and Stanley Stevenson, The Indypendent, February 24, 2014

Letter to the Mayor: Recommendations From Students of De Blasio’s Alma Mater –Gotham Gazette, January 8, 2014

Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For – Jesse A. Myerson, Rolling Stone, January 3, 2014

Community Board 11 Approves an Affordable Housing Initiative for East Harlem – Amanda Burrill and Vikram Sohonie, Columbia Journalism School, November 13, 2013

Talking Community Land Trusts With Talking Transitions – Elise Goldin, Surreal Estate, November 12, 2013