Popular Education Materials:
||Our video provides an overview of NYCCLI’s efforts to combat the affordable housing crisis in New York City, introduces you to several NYCCLI member organizations, and furnishes an outline of the Community Land Trust (CLT) model of housing development.
||Our board game, Trustville, invites players to embrace the role of neighborhood stewards as board members of the local CLT. Players’ characters are faced with different scenarios that can help or hurt the community and must make decisions collectively about what their community needs. At the end, players work together to decide what to create on a vacant lot the land trust has acquired. Players emerge from the game with a better understanding of what CLTs and MHAs are, as well as how they could help their community secure permanently affordable housing for people with extremely low incomes. Contact us to discuss bringing Trustville to your organization or community!
||Harnessing the power of storytelling, Fighting to Save our Communities: How Community Land Trusts can Help us Take Control of our Buildings, Neighborhoods, and Futures takes readers through the steps of organizing a building to join a community land trust. Based heavily on real-life organizing in East Harlem, NY, this comic illustrates the milestones on the way to effectively organizing a CLT. The comic can be read alone, or acted out with a group of tenants for a more interactive exercise. Finally, the comic folds out to display an eye-catching poster designed to raise awareness and spark conversation around CLTs. Check out the digital file in either English or Spanish, or contact us to request paper copies.
Testimony and Policy Recommendations:
Commodifying our communities: The case for abolishing NYC’s tax lien sale and prioritizing community land trusts in a new tax collection and property disposition system, November 23, 2020
NYCCLI testimony before NYC Council Housing and Buildings Committee, on proposed amendments to Local Law 64, January 13, 2020
NYCCLI testimony before the NYC Council Housing and Buildings Committee on Intro. 722, April 2018
NYCCLI Statement on Passage of Community Land Trust Legislation, NYC Intro 1269-A, December 2017
NYCCLI Testimony before the NYC Council on Intro. 1269, in relation to the creation of regulatory agreements with community land trusts, October 2017
NYCCLI Testimony before the NYC Council, regarding Intro. 385-A, amending the NYC Charter and Administrative Code in relation to tax lien sale, January 2017