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NEWS: Three new reports advocate for wider adoption of the community land trust model for sustainable housing development:

This July 2014 report explains how different community land trusts engage their stakeholders: Resident and Community Engagement in Community Land Trusts by Emily Thaden and Jeffrey S. Lowe, © 2014 Lincoln Institute of Land Policy  CLT-engagement-July2014-LIncLandInst

This July 2014 report explains how different community land trusts operate: Achieving Lasting Affordability through Inclusionary Housing by Robert Hickey,  Lisa Sturtevant,  and Emily Thaden © 2014 Lincoln Institute of Land Policy  CLT-inclusion-July2014-LincLandInst

This April 2014 U.S. Housing & Urban Development report explains issues and policies for transit-oriented housing development: Creating Connected Communities: A Guidebook for Improving Transportation Connections for Low- and Moderate-Income Households in Small and Mid-Sized Cities  CLT-Creating_Cnnted_Coms-HUD

NEWS: The handout for our August 10th workshop for the  Summer NOFA Conference provides a summary of how the Community Land Trust in the Southern Berkshires operates: CLT-NOFA-Aug10-2014-handout

NEWS: The “Sustainable Berkshires Report” section on Housing & Neighborhoods adopted by the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission March 20, 2014, recommends expanding the community land trust model as a top strategy for creating more affordable housing in Berkshire County. Read it here. Read the Berkshire Trade & Commerce July 2014 article here. Find all eight sections of the Sustainable Berkshires report here.

NEWS: Videos of the Farmland Access Symposium (April 12, 2014) are on Youtube, including Kathy Ruhf‘s keynote, Bridget Spann and Leslie Reed-Evans telling the story of Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation and Caretaker Farm, Jen Salinetti from Woven Roots Farm and Bruce Howden from Howden Farm telling the story of their challenges as farmers, and the service providers panel including Rick Chandler from Mass Dept of Ag Resources APR Program, Kathy Orlando from Sheffield Land Trust, Benneth Phelps from the Carrot Project and Bill Martin from Farm Credit East.

NEWS: Huffington Post article on the growing need for community land trusts to stabilize housing boom and bust cycles, and protect local residents from the price pressure of gentrification: Urbanism at a Crossroads by Aaron Bartley, co-founder of PUSH (People United for Sustainable Housing), June 25, 2014.