What is a CLT?

Community Land Trusts are a for-purpose development model focussed on key community needs. A CLT embeds perpetual affordability, sustainability and land stewardship into its core purpose.

The CLT uses a carefully-calculated, capped resale formula to determine the value of the house and land. This helps ensure that the price of housing remains far more aligned with the reality of wage growth and the rising cost of living.

Lower land and housing costs free up time for residents to tend to their home, nurture the land it sits on, and contribute to their community in meaningful ways.

Potential homeowners who are interested in joining a CLT are able to save a much smaller deposit than the broader market currently demands. By removing speculative profit from the equation, and reinforcing this with a solid constitution, land and housing are preserved for future generations.

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