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Community Development

Community Land Trusts Work in the Best and Worst of Times

Author(s): Tina Brooks

April 2009

Community Development Investment Review

Recently I gave a speech at the National Community Land Trust Network’s annual meeting in Boston to talk about the important role that community land trusts have in our neighborhoods by promoting stability through affordable housing and economic development opportunities. Those efforts are always welcomed and needed under normal conditions, and they are appreciated and needed even more so as we cope with unprecedented economic challenges not seen since the Great Depression.

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