Advancing Community Land Trusts

New Economy Project works with community groups to expand CLTs and social housing in NYC.

New Economy Project has played an instrumental role building a strong local movement for community land trusts (CLTs), as part of broader fights for housing justice and economic democracy. Today, more than 15 CLTs are organizing across the five boroughs to ensure permanently-affordable housing and community-led development in NYC neighborhoods of color. 
New Economy Project provides one-on-one support to emerging CLTs; facilitates community and popular education workshops; and advocates for policies to strengthen CLTs and social housing in New York.
As a founding member and co-convener of the NYC Community Land Initiative (NYCCLI), we help coordinate citywide advocacy, learning, and collaboration among CLTs. In recent years, we coordinated a two-year CLT peer learning exchange for a dozen new CLTs, and led an effort that secured groundbreaking City support for CLT organizing and incubation.

Read more about our CLT work here.