What is a CLT?

CLTs are non-profit, democratic, community-led organisations. They develop and manage homes that are affordable to low and median income households, as well as other assets that contribute to thriving local communities. They act as long-term stewards of these assets, ensuring they remain permanently affordable. This is achieved through mechanisms that ensure that any additional value generated is retained within the CLT.

What is SHICC?

The Sustainable Housing for Inclusive and Cohesive Cities (SHICC) project seeks to support the establishment of more successful Community Land Trusts (CLT) in cities across the North-West European (NWE) region. Initially it has invested in four existing CLTs in Brussels, Ghent, Lille and London to ‘prove the concept’, create a supportive local, regional and national policy, funding and regulatory environment for CLTs and build a movement across the region.

Now, during its second phase, the project will build on its initial work by supporting an additional four country champions based in Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany, and Scotland. By the end of the project the SHICC partners aim to have established a widespread movement of CLTs across the region and for CLTs to be widely recognised as a mainstream option for housing supply and urban renewal in all countries.

REPORT – SOA CLT Cafe No.2, March 2021

On 31st March SOA held a second online Community Land Trust Cafe, as part of our SHICC partnership. The ...

‘On Common Ground’ Conference, Brussels, December 2020

On December 4th, SOA along with our SHICC partners presented an event entitled Community Land Trusts: Building Common Ground ...

SOA Community Land Trust Cafe 1, October 2020

On 28th October SOA held the first in a series of online Cafes, intended as part of our SHICC ...