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News & Events

  • Nov 2018 Elections Results
    Our endorsements paid off and we won big in Berkeley and State wide passing:
    + Measured O, the $135Mil housing bond.
    + Measure P, transfer tax increase to supply homeless services.
    + Prop 10, allowing cities to have local control and protects tenants.
    + Prop 1, raising $4Bil for affordable housing.
    + Prop 2, 1% tax on millionaires (earning over $1Mil) for homeless services.
  • The Newton House Collective has been purchased for the residents by BACLT who closed escrow on September 28th. The nine-bedroom House collective in Oakland's East Lake neiborhood. We are grateful for the patience and support of residents, the seller and the many community supporters who provided the funding to make it happen. Special thanks to Clearinghouse CDFL for providing the mortgage for the purchase. read more >>
  • BACLT is Recruiting to Hire a Program Manager to work part time on the Berkeley Small Sites Program, and to manage our various programs. If interested provide a cover letter in word for why you are the right person for this job, and your Resume in PDF format to with the title "BACLT Program Manager."
  • Past Events

    BACLT Annual Meeting. BACLT held its 12th annual membership meeting on Nov. 10th at the Tarea Hall Pitman (SOuth Berkeley) Library. Key highlights were: 1. Newton house purchase.
    2. Analysis of Nov. 6th elections, focusing on housing measures.
    3. We held our board of Directors election with the adition og Regina Mouton, a resident oif Brown Shingle.
    4. BACLT qualification for certain sources of income
    5. Making it easier for members residents to serve the board.

    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...

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

    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...

    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. Read more...

    Hibiscus Commons
    Hibiscus Commons is a 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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