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Community Land Trusts and Rural Housing

Examines use of communal ownership of land for the development or preservation of housing for low- and very low-income households. Describes the conceptual, legal, and financial structures of a community land trust (CLT), explores the application of the CLT model to rural low-income housing development, and offers case studies of several developed and planned rural housing CLTs.
1993, 34 pages, ISBN 1-58064-058-3

Community Land Trusts and Rural Housing (PDF)

The full research report provides broader insights into the colonias region – as well as proposes a definition for industry use. With greater high-cost lending and a poverty rate (27%) nearly twice the national average (15%), colonias communities are worthy of focus and support. Eager to learn more?