Housing

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  • The Need for Public Housing

    America is facing a devastating affordable housing crisis, with record rates of homelessness. The importance of maintaining existing and constructing new public housing units is re-entering the public policy discourse again.

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  • The Housing Crisis - Ping Yuen / The Fight For Public Housing

    Description: America is facing a devastating affordable housing crisis, with record rates of homelessness. The importance of maintaining existing and constructing new public housing units is re-entering the public policy discourse again. Examine one of the earliest housing projects, Ping Yuen, in San Francisco’s Chinatown with The Sanders Institute Founding Fellow Danny Glover.

  • Community Land Trusts, Then and Now

    A community land trust (CLT) is a dynamic model of affordable housing and community development that has taken many different forms over the years. What is typical of nearly every CLT, however, is a nonprofit corporation that does community-led development on community-owned land. Importantly, whatever is built on that land, especially housing produced with the assistance of private donations or public subsidies, is kept permanently affordable for people of modest means.

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  • A Community Land Trust for Burlington, Vermont

    The Burlington Community Land Trust, now named the Champlain Housing Trust (CHT), was started in 1984 with a substantial grant and technical assistance from the City of Burlington. It was the first CLT in the United States to be initiated by a municipality. It was also the first to be deeply embedded in municipal policy as a priority recipient of public funding for the production and preservation of affordable housing.