Support the Development of Community Land Trusts in Baltimore
I know you share a love of our city so I want to share with you an amazing opportunity we have to do something great. As you know, Baltimore’s affordable housing is in historic decline. We now have an opportunity to change this course and secure public investment in permanently affordable housing by creating community land trusts. As our citywide campaign is gaining momentum - we want to give everyone the chance to support the work directly - by crowdfunding the transformation of one of Baltimore's vacants into a community land trust home!
What is a community land trust? A community land trust is a non-profit community led institution that develops and preserves affordable housing, parks and other projects in neighborhoods. They also happen to be a great way for first time homebuyers to build equity. Great idea, right?!
Here is what the Baltimore Sun had to say about our idea:
The Baltimore Sun editorial board wrote: "community land trusts could serve as a useful tool in maintaining a healthy and equitable housing market. And now is the time to set them up — before rising property values make them unworkable. Expanding their presence in Baltimore should be on the next mayor's agenda, whoever he or she may be.”
Mayor Catherine Pugh has expressed her support - Pugh backs calls for multimillion investment in affordable housing in Baltimore
We are going to hold our mayor and city council to it! Right now, one of the best ways to do that is through supporting our crowdfunding campaign to show that we can lead the way towards a Baltimore that is #UnitedNotBlighted!
So please support this important effort and make a donation.
Please give as generously as you can: $500, $250, $100, $50, even $25 or whatever you can afford.