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 […]...

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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 […]...

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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 […]...

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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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CLCLT Advocates for $20 Million in City Investment
“I believe all [citizens of Minneapolis] should be able to become homeowners…and they deserve to have safe, comfortable homes. CLCLT and the rehab assistance they provide after closing make this possible.” ~ CLCLT Homeowner This past year has been amazing for the CLCLT. In 2014 we were awarded $1.1 million from Minnesota Housing, $150,000 from […]...

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Bottineau Housing Report 2014
This past spring, University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs Graduate Students David Davies, Tony Damiano, Wes Johnson, and Dean Porter completed a comprehensive review of the affordable housing opportunities and challenges facing communities along the proposed Bottineau segment of the LRT Blue Line. This team of students provides compelling data that demonstrates the […]...

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A little assistance
The building at Glenwood Avenue is coming along. The second floor wood floors are now refinished an they look great. Tile is going in on the first floor this week and the trim work is going up. As we get closer and closer to moving, we are reachin......

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Keeps us going…
My co-worker Barbara forwarded me an email she received over the weekend from one of the homeowners we were able to assist purchase her home a few years back. The homeowner, who we have less than frequent contact with, spoke to some family hardshi......

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Part of something incredibly powerful
A couple of years ago I was fortunate to be connected to Little Earth of United Tribes (LEUT). From that moment forward, the experiences and relationships have only become more meaningful to the CLCLT and to me personally. The short of the long is......

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Who Has the Opportunity Today?
Granted, wintertime in Minnesota is tough time to get a good read on the local housing market. That stated, there has been a trend of positive news over the past several months, hinting that the housing market had bottomed out early last year and ......

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Positive Outlook
"It was like a home makeover, but we didn’t even have the home to start with," said Bob Mingo, a new Project: Reclaim homeowner. Amy and Bob Mingo purchased their home in North Minneapolis in the fall of 2010 through a partnership with Urban Homew......

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The good news….then the bad news
Last week I I attended the Emerging Markets Homeownership Initiative (EMHI) conference. EMHI was started close to a decade ago with the focus of eliminating the disparity between white homeowners and households of color homeowners http://www.hocmn......

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