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News & Events

Welcome to Four New Board Members
BACLT welcomes three new board members and one alternate: Aja Fasah, Regina Mouton, and Walter Hardzog who have been serving with us since the fall, and Mike Jones who just joined us this past March. We are truly lucky to have four such committed and social justice minded individuals join our board!
Aja Fasah is a Board Member of the Oregon Park Senior Apartments. Regina Mouton is a San Francisco native trained as an artist, historian and educator. Regina currently works as an education specialist for secondary students of color with learning difference in Oakland public schools. She and Walter Hardzog (alternate) are also long-time residents of one of BACLT’s cooperatives, the Brown Shingle Collective. Mike Jones is a filmmaker and a Bay Area native. He is a deacon and trustee of the McGee Avenue Baptist Church, a partner of BACLT’s Stuart Street project in South Berkeley. Welcome on board!

Thank You and Goodbye to Two Board Members
We want to thank Jesse Palmer and Claudia Skelton who served until 2018 for their long time and dedicated service to BACLT.

Saki Bailey Joins BACLT Board
Saki Bailey served as Program Manager for five months, making great strides in setting up our Small Sites Program strategy and doing other important work described later in this newsletter. Saki, who received her J.D. from UC Hastings decided to study for the bar exam to become an attorney and to complete her doctoral degree at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden where she is researching cooperative and other shared equity ownership models.

BACLT Hiring Resident Community Organizer
The ideal candidate will have experience working with people from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, will be passionate about the organization’s mission, and experienced in community organizing. They will possess excellent skills in community organizing and project management. If you know anyone who might be interested in applying for this position, please email and we’ll send the full job description.

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 >>

Small Sites Program
City of Berkeley is creating laws to preserve existing affordable housing and prevent displacement, by providing funding in the form of loans to purchase affordable housing for self management. Click here to learn more or call us at 510-545-3258 to see if you qualify.

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 >>

Hibiscus Commons
Hibiscus Commons is a BACLT committee that is working to develop a senior co-op in the East Bay. 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 >>

Training Events

Training & Workshop 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. And recently closed escrow after raising funds to purchase a 9 bedroom home at Oakalend West side of lake Merrit called the Newtown Home

The Introduction to Housing Cooperatives (emphasis on Limited Equity Housing Cooperatives and Land Trusts) given April 2013 by Kathy Labriola and Rick Lewis of the Bay Area Community Land Trust and held at the Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union in Berkeley, CA.
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