News & Events

News & Events

  • 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. Read more >>
  • Mc. Gee Avenue Baptist Church is closer to securing funds to rennovate the 8 units potential affordable housing property. Read more >>

  • Past Events

     "Community Meeting for McGee Avenue Baptist Church Project" 01/12/19 at the McGee Avenue Baptist Church in South Berkeley. Community members met with members of the Church and BACLT to have their questions answered about a variety of topics including the Land Trust Model, the proposed design, construction phase, as well as, resident management phase of this project."

    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 >>

    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. 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 >>


    10th Annual Member Meeting!
    Bay Area Community Land Trust celebrated its 10th Anniversary at the Annual Member meeting on November 12. 28 people attended and viewed brief slide presentations celebrating BACLT’s first 10 years, and Ninth Street Co-ops 30th Anniversary. We showed the very moving video Arc of Justice, which traces the remarkable journey of New Communities, Inc. (NCI) in southwest Georgia, a story of racial justice, community organizing, and perseverance in the face of enormous obstacles. Steve Barton and Steve King made presentations on the successful housing measures, Berkeley’s U1, Oakland’s KK and Alameda County’s A1, all passed with over 70% of the vote and will make millions of dollars available for affordable housing in our area. For full minutes from the Annual Meeting click here.

    Ninth Street Co-op is 30 Years Old!
    Ninth Street Co-op was formed in 1986, and became a member co-op of BACLT on January 1, 2015. Read more...

    Brown Shingle Mutual Housing Progress Report
    BACLT acquired the three Brown Shingle buildings sixteen months ago, and we have made tremendous progress in renovating the property and preparing the residents for self-management. Read more...

    Past Events

    East Bay Cooperative Housing Gatherings
    Thirty people from housing co-ops gathered at Parker Street Co-op Sept 27th. Everyone enjoyed a wonderful Saturday afternoon of fun, food, and discussion, as well as guided tours of Parker Street Co-op’s rooftop garden, vegetable gardens, flowerbeds, and fruit trees. A delicious lunch of Middle Eastern foods, was provided by Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union.
    Brian Pearson, announced that a new Worker-owned Construction Co-op has incorporated and will specialize in providing maintenance, repairs, and construction services to housing cooperatives. You can reach Brian at 510-229-8992. Next, Menelva Boyd, a Parker Street Co-op member who works at the Co-op Credit Union gave a presentation about the Credit Union’s new policy of offering Co-op Share Loans to members who want to move into a housing cooperative. The Credit Union will provide up to $35,000 for a share loan at a limited equity co-op, and members can call 510-647-2126 to apply.
    We then had the garden tour and everyone expressed admiration despite Parker Street’s limited space around their buildings, they have found ways to plant so many vegetables, fruit trees, and flower beds and create such an urban oasis of food and beauty. This was facilitated by removing concrete in several areas to allow for more planting. The next East Bay Cooperative Housing Coalition event is planned for March, 2017 and Mary at Berkeley Cohousing volunteered to host this event. Stay tuned for details!