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Event Series Event Series: Solidarity Summer Series

Introduction to the People’s Community Land Trust (PCLT)

August 3 @ 11:30 AM 2:30 PM EDT

This workshop will give participants an understanding of Community Land Trusts (CLTs) as a way to create permanently affordable housing in neighborhoods. CLTs emerged from the Civil Rights era as a direct response to housing and land discrimination that Black communities face.

Participants will explore the collective ownership model of CLTs, the financial implications of the CLT for homeowners, renters, businesses, and more; the governance model of CLTs; and the role community members play in decision-making.

Ultimately, participants will come away with ways to connect to and support the People’s Community Land Trust effort in Atlanta.


  • Understand the history of CLTs in terms of the Black freedom struggle and Black collective land stewardship
  • Understand the ownership model of Community Land Trusts, especially the difference between individual private ownership and collective ownership, as well as what distinguishes a CLT
  • Understand the finance model of CLTs and the financial implications of the CLT financial model for homeowners, renters, businesses, community members, and developers
  • Understand the governance model of CLTs, as well as the potential and real roles that community members nearby and residents living in the trust might play in direction-setting and decision-making;
  • Understand how CLTs embody the Solidarity Economy, a vision and movement for postcapitalism
  • Understand the variety of CLT models, and the possibilities that each model offers

Lunch will be provided at 11:30, session begins promptly at 12:00 pm.


Foluke Nunn – Community Organizer, American Friends Service Committee
Monica Johnson – Organizing Director, Housing Justice League

Kenekt Cooperative

1492 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., Suite A
Atlanta, Georgia 30310 United States
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To ensure these classes are financially accessible to everyone, free tickets to all sessions are available on request. Please email us at to request a free ticket and/or to inform us of any accessibility needs.