THE BROOME COMMUNITY LAND TRUST
WHO WE ARE
Welcome! We're a grassroots coalition of housing advocates committed to creating and launching a community land trust based right here in Broome County, New York -- and we have a grant to make it happen.
We're committed to racial justice, letting community lead, and making sure that everyone in this region has a safe, affordable, stable home. We want those folks most impacted by housing insecurity to own, govern, and lead our area’s Community Land Trust (CLT).
But wait! What's a community land trust? It's a tried and true way to keep affordable housing in the hands of community members. Take a look around this site and learn more!
Starting in 2020 and continuing through 2021, we have a ton of events coming your way (as well as ongoing projects you can check out below). We want to build trust and leadership in this project. Sign up for regular update e-mails and learn all about our progress.
By the way - if we haven't made it clear already - we want you to be a part of this thing!
WHAT WE DO
CLT AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
We are looking for residents who are interested in housing justice, particularly people who have experienced housing instability, to join our Ambassador Program. Participants will learn about CLTs and then help us tell Broome County all about them. This program comes with a stipend for all Ambassadors and is geared toward developing board members for BCLT.
YOUTH STORY CORPS
Our young people are a huge part of who we are and what we will become. Because of that, we want to recruit, train, and pay high school and college students in Binghamton, New York to gather and produce stories about what finding safe, affordable, and stable housing looks like in our region. Let's get these stories up and out there!
BCLT was created because of you! We are spending 2020-2021 getting the word out about CLTs through a series of community meetings (parties with speakers really).
Make sure to sign up so we can send you the where and the when!
One thing we know for sure, there are more evictions here than we need for a stable community. BCLT is gathering and organizing eviction data in the City of Binghamton, with the goal of identifying the specific area where CLT owned properties will have the greatest impact.
We are currently looking for interns to help us with the project.
DONATE TO BCLT
If you wish to make a donation, you will be directed to the PayPal for the Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition - our fiscal sponsor for the current grant.
Please be aware that at this time BCLT is not a non-profit organization.