Roots of the CLT
Date & Time
Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
This session is for anyone interested in the connections between civil rights and housing justice. Through pictures and stories, the history of the community land trust will be presented, describing the ideas, values, people and events that gave rise to the modern-day CLT and nurtured its growth. What began as a bold experiment in 1969, a fragile product of the Southern Civil Rights Movement, has now spread to 46 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, Australia, Canada, Belgium and the United Kingdom. Better understanding the model's roots can help practitioners to better explain the model's flexibility, resiliency and worth.