The Community Land Trust of Palm Beach County, Inc. 
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ABOUT US
The Community Land Trust of Palm Beach County, Inc. (CLT of PBC) is a countywide housing non-profit organization created for the purpose of  providing permanently affordable housing opportunities for residents of Palm Beach County.  

The CLT of PBC acquires land and makes it available in perpetuity for affordable housing.  The CLT separates ownership of the land from ownership of the housing unit.  The housing units are sold to income eligible households at an affordable price.  The land is made available to homeowners through a 99 year land lease.
 

                                                                                                                                                    OUR MISSION

Increase the permanent supply of affordable housing in Palm Beach County by undertaking the following activities:

  • land acquisition housing development preservation
  • Create a permanent supply of both rental and homeownership opportunities.
  • Develop the community land trust model as an effective tool in meeting the long term affordable housing needs of Palm Beach County residents.
  • Create vibrant mixed-income communities.
  • Undertake a client focused approach to community development.
  • Create sustainable communities.
  • Collaborate.
                                                                                                          
         

HISTORY
The CLT of PBC was formed in early 2006 to help address the need for affordable housing in Palm Beach County. 

The effort to create the organization was initially spearheaded by Palm Beach County as part of their "affordable housing toolbox," but quickly became a community driven endeavor. 

The founding members of the CLT of PBC represented  a wide range of organizations including Gold Coast Builders Association, Palm Beach County League of Cities, Business Development Board, Business Forum of Palm Beach County, Florida Rural Legal Services, Community Financing Consortium, Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches, inc., South Florida LISC, We Help Community Development, Inc., Fair Housing Center of the Greater Palm Beaches, Urban League of Palm Beach County, Housing Partnership, North Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, and the School District of Palm Beach County.

The CLT of PBC was incorporated in 2006 and received a 501(c)(3) tax exempt designation in March of 2007.






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Late least year, the CLT of PBC participated in the making of a short film on South Florida CLT's with the South Florida Community Land Trust Network (SFCLTN).  The SFCLTN  is a collaborative comprised of several community land trusts operating in South Florida, including the South Florida CLT, CLT of Palm Beach County, Delray Beach CLT, and Heartfelt CLT.  The collaborative has launched an education and outreach campaign to draw awareness to the affordable housing crisis here in South Florida and educate people on the Community Land Trust Model.

Below is a link to the film.  Please take a moment to watch the film told through the personal stories of CLT homeowners and stakeholders.  Three of our homeowners, Derek Penn, Tange Henry (also CLT Board Member) and Shemerria Burgess, did an excellent job telling their story.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRBeU9Qi27E
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With your support, the Community Land Trust of Palm Beach County has been able to provide affordable homeownership and rental opportunities to members of our community since 2008.  Households we have had the pleasure of serving range from young families purchasing their first home to those on fixed incomes looking for an affordable place to rent.

 Now we need your help  On May 5-6, 2015, from 5 p.m. to 5 p.m., the Community Land Trust of Palm Beach County is participating in the Great Give Palm Beach & Martin Counties, a 24-hour online giving event led by the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, United Way of Palm Beach County and United Way of Martin County. Great Give 2015 is designed to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in the allotted time as part of a nationwide program called Give Local America.

 This community-wide event will celebrate the spirit of giving and the collective effort it takes to strengthen our community while raising critical funds for local nonprofits. Every donation will be stretched further if you donate to our organization through our unique link at:

https://greatgiveflorida.org//#npo/cltofpbc-org

 Your donation will go a long way in helping us reach our goal of $4,000. Plus, gifts made that day will receive a portion of bonus funds - making your dollar go even further than it would on any other day. We hope you will consider supporting us on May 5-6, and please remember – 24-hours can change our community!

 

 

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