Our Work

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 housing justice and economic democracy.

Community & Popular Education
NYCCLI members have collaborated with artists to create a range of popular-education tools, available in English and Spanish, to support community education and organizing. Read more about NYCCLI’s Trustville board game, Fighting to Save Our Communities graphic poster, and other resources.

Request a workshop! NYCCLI provides education on CLTs and social housing to community groups’ staff and members. Contact us to request a workshop or presentation for your group.

Policy Advocacy
NYCCLI fights for policies that strengthen and expand CLTs and community-controlled, permanently-affordable housing in New York City. Current priorities include giving tenants and community organizations a first right to purchase multifamily and other properties; abolishing NYC’s tax lien sale; and prioritizing CLTs for public land disposition. Read more.