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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Repeating Our Past Mistakes
I'm currently about two-thirds of the way through reading a book titled The Greatest Trade Ever by Gregory Zuckerman. It's the story about hedge-fund manager John Paulson and his ability to make over $15 billion betting against the housing market ......

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Unraveling
There is a direct correlation between Community Development in Minneapolis and the success of kids attending Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS). Research conducted and release through the Spring 2011 CURA Reporter titled “Unraveling of the America......

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Increasing Disparities
As I mentioned in a previous post, I believe we are going to look back on the past decade and realize that it was a period of increasing, versus decreasing, the income and wealth disparities in our communities. Unfortunately, wrapped up in the inc......

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Getting there….
In 2010, the CLCLT siezed the opportunity to pick up a pretty tough building on Glenwood Avenue in North Minneapolis with the hope to one day make it the new CLCLT headquarters. Thanks to some great and important capital funder investments, a coup......

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Lost Affordability In Today’s Market
Most of the people who I know who own homes in Minneapolis, regardless of where they live in the city, have lost anywhere between 10% to 50% in the value of their homes over the past 3-4 years. While this is financially troubling for the 80,000 + ......

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Little Earth Homeownership Initiative
Last week, the CLCLT participated in a ground breaking for the kick-off of the Little Earth Homeownership Initiative. Over the past 10 years, the CLCLT has partnered on several homeownership developments accross Minneapolis. I don't know if I've e......

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