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The People's Community Land Trust

We create permanently affordable, community-owned models of land and housing for Black, low-income, and working class communities.

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Help us renovate the first home in our CLT, a home for displaced elder Ms. Juliet.

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Incognito

$1,200 USD since Jun 2023

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Bert Skellie

$500 USD since Jun 2023

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Eva

$500 USD since Jan 2024

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Guest

$220 USD since Jul 2023

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Andrew Short

$200 USD since May 2024

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Alison Johnson

$100 USD since May 2024

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Incognito

$65 USD since Jun 2023

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Julian Rose

$65 USD since Jun 2023

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Scott Morris

$65 USD since Jun 2023

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Matt

$55 USD since Jun 2023

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Rev. Diane Dougherty

$50 USD since Jun 2023

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Quinn Mulholland

$50 USD since Mar 2024

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ATLEJ

$50 USD since May 2024

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Alison Ross

$30 USD since Mar 2024

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Gabriella

$25 USD since Jan 2024

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Lianna L Schechter

$20 USD since Jun 2023

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Dee

$15 USD since Jun 2023

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Vincent Fort

$15 USD since May 2024

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Incognito

$10 USD since Mar 2024

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Thank you for supporting The People's Community Land Trust.

Incognito

sponsor

$1,200 USD

Bert Skellie

$500 USD

Eva

$500 USD

Guest

$220 USD

Andrew Short

$200 USD

Alison Johnson

$100 USD

Incognito

backer

$65 USD

Julian Rose

backer

$65 USD

Scott Morris

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$65 USD

Matt

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$55 USD

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Today’s balance

$3,105.88 USD

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$3,105.88 USD

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Estimated annual budget

$2,656.24 USD

About


The Guild, Housing Justice League, and and the AFSC Atlanta Economic Justice Program (ATLEJ) are incubating a new Community Land Trust aimed at addressing the urgent need for affordable housing in Atlanta. Named the People's Community Land Trust (PCLT), this collaborative initiative involves removing key single and multifamily properties from the speculative market, thus permanently preserving the affordability of the units and converting units to ownership where possible. The PCLT’s strategy involves both partnering with residents facing displacement and identifying properties where residents face high displacement risk. 

The PCLT's first acquisition prioritized the relocation of Ms. Juliet Brown, a longtime community member who had been displaced from her home. The Guild has acquired a property in the Peoplestown neighborhood that will serve as Ms. Juliet’s long-term home, as well as a site for additional permanently affordable units to be constructed over the next 1-2 years. 

The most recent acquisition is 379 Elm St. in west Atlanta's Vine City, one of the city's oldest and most historically important communities, and also one of the most threatened by predatory investment. Tenants in the 9 apartment units at 379 Elm had been experiencing constantly increasing rents with little to no improvement, numerous evictions and poor property management conditions. The PCLT aims to decrease rents for existing tenants, ensure that rents for vacant units are prioritized for tenants with incomes at or below 30% of the Area Median Income, and partner with the residents at 379 Elm Street to proactively steward the 9-unit complex.

The People's Community Land Trust represents a collaborative commitment to addressing the challenges low and moderate-income residents face in Atlanta. 

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