Public Land for Public Good

Join the policy group to push Public Land in Public Hands and other legislation to expand social housing in NYC! We meet every Tuesday at 6pm. For more information, contact Will:

Tell New York City: Keep Public Land in Public Hands

NYCCLI believes that public land must be used for public good. We are calling on the City of New York to prioritize community land trusts (CLTs) and other community-based nonprofits—rather than for-profit developers—when disposing of public land, to keep land and housing permanently-affordable and advance community-led development.

On August 11, 2022, Councilmember Lincoln Restler introduced legislation in the NYC Council to prioritize community land trusts and other non-profits in the disposition of publicly-owned land. Read about the bill and the rally at City Hall marking its introduction in here, and keep an eye on this page for updates and ways to get involved.

  • Read this joint letter to the NYC Racial Justice Commission, signed by 55 organizations, supporting a public land charter revision proposal (submitted 11/24/21)
  • Read more about NYCCLI members’ activism at a hearing held by the Commission.