Community Land Trusts (CLTs)

Community Land Trusts (CLTs) are a type of organisation where ordinary people can own land and buildings (assets) together, for the benefit of their own community:

  • offering affordable rent and security of tenure
  • can’t sell their land for a profit, so their land and buildings stay in the community, forever
  • have their roots in – and still do – community organising work

The assets that the CLT owns are said to be in “community ownership”