Communities That Care CLT (CTC-CLT) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit property developer based in Gainesville, Florida, serving Alachua County.
OUR MISSION: To develop diverse communities of owner-occupied housing which support low to moderate income working families and individuals, ensuring affordability.
The CTC-CLT was one of a number of awardees of a grant from the Capital City Bank Foundation for 2019. Pictured here are Capital City Bank president Kip Harrison and CLT acting executive director Gary Hankins at the award ceremony. We offer our deep appreciation for the excellent community development work provided by Capital City Bank and its staff to the entire Alachua County community.
Retired physician and acting Executive Director
Executive Director, Alachua Habitat for Humanity
VP for Housing, Meridian Mental Health
Project Manager, Sherer Construction
President, Capital City Bank
Community Arts Coalition, Inc.
Founder, Alachua County Moble Health Clinic
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Florida Housing Data Clearinghouse Manager,
A community land trust is a nonprofit corporation that develops and stewards affordable housing, community gardens, civic buildings, commercial spaces and other community assets on behalf of a community. A CLT is a tool that creates a public space where individual citizens can collaborate to influence both the shape and pace of development in their neighborhood. It is a means by which a community can build local community wealth and make home ownership accessible to families otherwise excluded for the private housing market.
Here is how the CLT works to promote home ownership (the Shared Equity Model):
The CLT is a young organization in the process of building capacity and raising operational funding. We hope to start our first property development project in 2019. When we are ready to accept applications for the purchase of CLT homes, the announcement will be published on this site. Please stay tuned.
The CTC-CLT's first heirs workshop was held at the Santa Fe College CIED Center. Event sponsors included the Bailey Learning and Arts Collective, the Pleasant Street Neighborhood Association, Three Rivers Legal Services, the University of Florida College of Law, United Way of North Central Florida and the Land Trust. With a focus on the Pleasant Street neighborhood, the event was attended by 30 citizens most of which were Pleasant Street residents. An intensive evaluation of the effort is underway.
James Lawrence, Director of the Gainesville-4-all dialogue on equity and justice in Alachua County, Florida, has published a provocative editorial on heirs property and the CTC-CLT's Heirs Property Pilot Project focused on the Pleasant Street neighborhood. To link to the editorial cluck the "Find out more" button below.
Capital City Bank
Lydia B. Stokes Foundation
Alachua County Board of County Commissioners
City of Gainesville
Conservation Clinic - University of Florida College of Law
Florida Community Design Center
Florida Housing Coalition
Gainesville-4-all (James Lawrence)
The Gainesville Sun
United Way of North Central Florida
University of Florida Shimberg Center for Housing Studies
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