The Northern California Land Trust (NCLT) is a Community Land Trust (CLT) that uses community ownership and control of the land in order to provide affordable homes and community facilities in perpetuity. We steward 20+ projects housing hundreds of Bay Area residents as well as non-profit commercial offices, community gardens and an array of innovative community ownership programs.
Founded in 1973, we have led the development of many innovations and developments in cooperative and community ownership models that help ensure housing and economic justice for all.
What We Do
NCLT provides services to communities across Northern California.
* Steward and house-- we provide direct stewardship of more than 20 permanently affordable housing and community development projects in Alameda, San Francisco, and San Mateo County;
* Education, training, technical assistance -- We provide education, training through our Community Co-Ownership Initiative .
* Project development - We help create and develop innovative community development and resident driven ownership projects through acquisition and rehab projects, development partnerships and financing tools
* Policy and Advocacy - we help communities develop equitable and just tools and policies to resist displacement and provide affordable homes to all community members.