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News & Events

New Housing Projects
  • Bay Area Community Land Trust has partnered with the McGee Avenue Baptist Church in South Berkeley to renovate eight units of housing. The church owns the property, which has been boarded up for many years and requires major renovation to bring the units back to habitability. BACLT and MABC have signed a development agreement, secured a predevelopment loan from the City of Berkeley, and hired Architect Babette Jee to redesign the units. We are excited to be on the way to redeveloping this affordable housing and do our small part to fight displacement in South Berkeley.
  • The Newton House Collective has teamed up with the Bay Area Community Land Trust to preserve the home at 285 Newton Avenue as a Land Trust. Now, the Newton House Collective needs YOUR help to make this community dream a reality! Check out our fundraising campaign
  • Legislation BACLT is working with the California CLT Network on two pieces of legislation to reduce property taxes on CLT properties. BACLT will take a leading role in reducing property taxes on Limited Equity Housing Cooperatives within a Community Land Trust. Others will work on legislation to exempt CLT properties from taxes during the development phase. Most affordable housing in California is developed as rental housing and qualifies for reductions and exemptions of property taxes. Since CLTs develop affordable ownership housing, the properties are often assessed at market values and property taxes are based on those valuations. We hope to change that in 2018.

    Past Events

    The East Bay Cooperative Housing Coalition held a Co-op Gathering March 17th, 2018. at Oregon Park Senior Apartments. The theme of this Gathering of the Co-ops was: Earthquake Preparedness. Aja Fasah, Oregon Park board member made the presentation, along with 3 Berkeley firefighters. 25 people from eleven Berkeley housing cooperatives and collectives attended. Oregon Park is a Community Resilience Center. Read more >> .

    Programs & Projects

    Donating Your Home
    By donating your land or home(s) to Bay Area Community Land Trust, you can leave a legacy of permanently affordable housing for generations to come, and challenge the assumptions of a runaway, speculative real estate market. Read more...

    Green Movement Report
    Check out our latest report on new the environmentally-friendly improvements in housing cooperatives to reduce cost, save money and the planet. Read more...

    Training Services
    BACLT continues to provide training for housing co-ops and other community living groups. We are currently training residents at the Haskell Street Condo Associations on Capital Replacement Budgets. Click here to learn more about our Training Services.

    Hibiscus Commons
    Hibiscus Commons is a new BACLT committee that is working to develop a senior co-op in the East Bay. Made up of a group of women who have been working for two years to develop a cohousing co-op, we welcome them as part of BACLT and are working to help them fulfill their dream and to create a model Elder Co-op that goes back to some of our earliest plans. Read more...

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