The Community Land Trust (CLT) acquires, develops and stewards co-ops and community-led housing and spaces. Our team of skilled industry leaders are aligned with our purpose and focused on creating and advocating for inclusive communities that members and residents are proud to call home. Established in 1993 by the Co-operative Housing Federation of BC (CHF BC), CLT is a social-purpose non-profit organization fostering diverse and sustainable communities and initiatives for today and tomorrow.The CLT Story | CLT History | CLT Growth Timeline | The CLT Team and Goals | CLT’s Portfolio | CLT Good Works | Contact CLT
CHF BC has worked to create land trusts over three decades with a consistent mission: to support, preserve and expand co-operative and non-profit housing now and for the future.
The Community Land Trust focuses on housing for low- and moderate-income households, serving as the real estate development arm of CHF BC.
Learn a little more about CLT in this video made in 2017 when its first major construction projects were underway (featuring the Sanford’s BRice building on Kingsway and Fraserview Housing Co-operative in southeast Vancouver).
CLT began as an idea and saw acquisition of its first properties -- properties used by six housing co-operatives -- at the beginning of the millennium.
CLT’s first properties were originally provincially owned, but were transferred to CLT. A groundbreaking partnership with the City of Vancouver in 2012 was the catalyst for CLT’s growth and expansion, providing the scale needed to leverage additional opportunities and employ innovative strategies for housing development.
CLT has gone on to expand to include both co-op and non-profit society homes with a presence on Vancouver Island, Metro Vancouver and the Interior. The CLT portfolio now includes more than 2,600 homes that we have acquired, built or redeveloped so that families and individuals with low to moderate incomes, across ages and abilities, have a great place to call home.
We've come a long way in recent years. Here's a brief summary of CLT's growth timeline.
CLT employs a committed team of professionals and is led by Executive Director, Tiffany Duzita. The CLT family includes development professionals and those with expertise in housing operations, maintenance, accounting and administration to support CLT's mission.
CLT projects are designed to meet local needs, whether by upgrading existing housing in partnership with resident communities or providing new homes, available to low and moderate income households. Some CLT sites also include business and community programming spaces. The aim is to foster inclusive communities that members and residents are proud to call home.
CLT owns and leases land for the long-term benefit of the community, to provide homes that can be enjoyed for generations to come. CLT owns low- and high-rise apartments and townhomes; a mix of co-op and other non-profit homes.
CLT accepts land and building transfers from the community housing sector — working with housing co-operatives and non-profit housing societies. CLT also aims to expand housing options, through redevelopment and new projects.
Community Land Trust administers two funds designed to reduce barriers to joining housing co-operative communities: The Disability Trust and the Domestic Violence Relief Fund (DVRF).
As part of joining a housing co-op, a new member must buy shares. The Disability Trust helps people with disabilities who are unable to pay for their shares immediately, by providing a loan with no fee or interest. Download the Disability Trust information flyer or, for more information, email us.
DVRF helps women who have experienced, or are at risk of, abuse, threats or violence. Like the Disability Trust, the DVRF provides loans with no fee or interest to qualified beneficiaries. For more information, download a copy of the DVRF flyer or email: email@example.com. If you know a woman who might be eligible for this fund and would like information about housing co-ops please get in touch.