OPDC will launch the Oakland Community Land Trust (CLT) in 2017 to protect and preserve homeownership in Oakland. This program will also provide affordable homeownership opportunities. By locking in permanent community control of land, our CLT is the tool we need to combat investor speculation and give regular homebuyers a chance to participate in our housing market. It is possible to preserve and enhance Oakland’s residential neighborhoods by building on our strong community fabric, interesting architecture, and great location with a focused incremental plan. The Oakland CLT is that plan. For each land trust property, the community owns the land and leases it to a homeowner, who owns their home. Learn more about how land trusts work here.
Oakland has world-class institutions–and we firmly believe we can have a world-class neighborhood as well. We look forward to telling you more about this big idea, incorporating your thoughts, and lifting our voices together to make it happen. Contact 412.621.7863 ext. 15 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to schedule a presentation for your group.
Please consider donating to OPDC to help us launch the Oakland Community Land Trust. Your gift is deductible for income tax purposes to the full extent provided by law.