A little bit about us
We believe in this community. And we take it you do too since you're here exploring.
Broome County has a housing crisis. Our friends, families, neighbors lack safe, healthy, and affordable housing. And tax breaks support the continued development of luxury student housing.
Over the last couple of years, a number of housing justice initiatives emerged in Broome County:
The We Must Live Housing Committee Meeting
(Just to name a few)
In February 2019, representatives from these and other social justice projects joined together to explore a new grant opportunity announced by the NY Attorney General Tish James. With support from the Office of Broome County Executive Jason Garnar, this loose coalition of grassroots activists and housing justice advocates applied for a grant to support the creation of a community land trust in Broome.
Our application was focused on racial justice and included a number of creative programs to engage our neighborhoods and community in this effort. In October 2019, NY AG Tish James announced that nine communities and counties would receive grant awards to support their local community land trusts. Only one application seeking to start a new CLT was funded: ours, right here in Broome.
Check out this site, join our projects, and definitely come out to a meeting or two.
We're excited to build this thing, and would love it if you came on the journey with us!