Essex Community Land Trust

In response to the need for permanent, affordable housing in Essex County, a group of community leaders created the Essex Community Land Trust in 2011.  The CLT now focuses on acquiring land/housing, partnering with community developers to build or renovate housing, identifying low- to moderate-income individuals interested in homeownership, assisting organizations providing homeownership education, and helping buyers get mortgages.  In 2014, it sold its first home, redeveloped 3 vacant two-family homes, and provided financial and homeownership education to over 50 low- to moderate-income people.

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