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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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An Ongoing Partnership

In March 2015 the CLCLT achieved another milestone when buyer, Susan Solarz, closed on a duplex in the Ventura Village neighborhood in South Minneapolis. The up-down duplex (one unit above the other) was rehabbed by Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation (GMHC) and features 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms in the lower unit and 2 bedrooms and 1 bath in the upper ...

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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 ...

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New Listing - Midtown Exchange Condo - $74,350*

Just listed! 3rd floor condominium featuring 1 BR/1 BA with balcony overlooking Midtown Greenway. Other features include an open floor plan between the kitchen and living rooms, breakfast bar, balcony, 1 underground parking space, stainless steel kitchen appliances including a built-in dishwasher, in-unit washer/dryer, and bamboo flooring. This is the ideal location for anyone interested in living near the Midtown Greenway or ...

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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 ...

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City of Lakes Community Land Trust

The mission of the CLCLT is to provide and foster stewardship of perpetually affordable home ownership opportunities for low-   and moderate-income individuals and families throughout Minneapolis.

Our mission is achieved through three major objectives:

  • Assisting households that otherwise would never be able to purchase a home responsibly in having the ability to do so;
  • Ensuring that, if and when the homeowner(s) decide to sell, the CLCLT is there to keep the home(s) affordable for other income-qualified households; and
  • Provide support necessary for CLCLT homeowners be successful in homeownership.

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

CLCLT Upcoming Orientations:

CLCLT Orientation, Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 5:30-6:30 p.m., CLCLT Office at 1930 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, 55405.

CLCLT Orientation, Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 5:30-6:30 p.m., CLCLT Office at 1930 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, 55405.

To RSVP contact Jennifer at 612.594.7145 or email by clicking here.

Neighborhood LIFT Downpayment Assistance Returns!

You could receive up to $7,500 to help you buy a home. The amount you receive is based on the amount you’re able to put toward the purchase of a home in the city limits of Minneapolis or St. Paul. These funds can come from your own savings, other down payment assistance programs, or monetary gifts from family members. Register today to attend the NeighborhoodLIFT® event in Minneapolis-St. Paul and get the information you need to see if you qualify for down payment assistance to buy a home.

Date: June 10 – 11, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Exhibit Hall
1300 Nicollet Mall‚ Minneapolis‚ MN 55403

For more information about the event or to register online click here.

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 http://www.nwhomepartners.org/. 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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