Rebuilding More than Houses

Successes of Hennepin County Sentencing to Service Homes 2015 marked the sale of the fifth home completed in partnership with Hennepin County Sentencing to Service Homes (STS Homes) and Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA). STS Homes rehabs the homes as part of their on-the-job carpenter training program for men and women primarily from Hennepin County who are on probation in the ...


Pedal to the Metal

Jessica BergmanTank is the creative mind behind Pedal to the Metal, an innovative approach to bringing metal casting to the community through special events and projects. “Bringing arts to the community makes art less intimidating and more accessible for people. Metal arts has a wide range – from welding to blacksmith to metal clay.” Jessica’s first experience with metal arts was ...


A Year of Growth

2015 was another big year for the City of Lakes Community Land Trust (CLCLT). One of the larger changes for the organization was the merger with Neighborhood Housing Services of Minneapolis (NHSM) in July. In addition to growing the CLCLT staffing by close to 50% with the addition of Glennis Ter Wisscha and Karin Williamson from NHSM, the CLCLT will ...


The Next Generation of Housing

An early 2016 closing noted the completion of the CLCLT’s Green Homes North Initiative homes. The homes, built in the Lind-Bohanon neighborhood, resulted in a number of "firsts" for the CLCLT and the community, including: • First new single-family construction for the organization; • First purposely designed multi-generational, single-family homes in the CLCLT; • First accessory dwelling units (ADU’s) (newly constructed) under ...


This House Is Not For Sale

THIS HOUSE IS NOT FOR SALE is a public art project conceived of by artist, Witt Siasoco (recipient Forecast Public Art Jerome Project Grant) and poet, Molly Van Avery (recipient Activities Grant from Metropolitan Regional Arts Council), founder of Poetry for People. Utilizing the realty sign as both a symbol for the themes of the project and as a structure ...


Multi-Generational Housing Gaining Momentum

CLCLT Program Director, Staci Horwitz, was recently interviewed by ShelterForce (a publication of the National Housing Institute) about the need for housing specific to multi-generational households and the conversations within affordable housing circles. Click here to read the full article.


City of Lakes Community Land Trust (CLCLT)

Our Mission:

Creating community ownership that preserves affordability and inclusivity.

Our Guiding Principles:

Responsive: Programs and services designed to meet community needs and leverage resources responsibly.

Inclusive: Environment that is respectful and accessible to all community members, buyers, homeowners and partners.

Innovative: Solution-oriented.

Collaborative: Private and public partnerships that are mutually beneficial and foster stronger community development.

Effective: Impact demonstrated through investments, consistency, and measurable outcomes.

Visit our “Ownership Options” page for more information about our programs.

Upcoming CLCLT Orientations:

CLCLT Orientation, Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 5:30-7:00 p.m., CLCLT Office at 1930 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, 55405.

CLCLT Orientation, Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 5:30-7:00 p.m., CLCLT Office at 1930 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, 55405.

St. Paul location just added! CLCLT Orientation, Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 6:00-7:30 p.m., Creative Results Realty Offices, 2489 Rice St, Suite 270, Roseville, MN 55113.

To RSVP contact Sheng Vang at 612.594.7150 or email by clicking here.

All CLCLT Orientations sponsored by US Bank logo

Neighborworks Home Partners Staff in Minneapolis

The CLCLT is excited to announce that in Summer 2016 Neighborworks Home Partners (NWHP) staff will hold regular office hours at the CLCLT offices at 1930 Glenwood Avenue. NWHP on-site staff will assist clients with pre- and post-purchase homebuying counseling as well as eventual lending for home improvement loans to current homeowners (some restrictions may apply). Look for future details to come soon. For more information about NWHP visit their website To schedule an appointment with an NWHP Housing Counselor contact Shao Vang (651.348.5081) or Mark Dorshak (651.348.5075).


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