Community Land = Community Resilience: How Community Land Trusts Can Support Urban Affordable Housing and Climate Initiatives



Georgetown Climate Center




Housing insecurity and the impacts of climate change are two interrelated issues increasingly affecting cities across the United States. This report provides an overview of how community land trusts (CLTs) can present a solution to help cities mitigate both of these challenges by promoting community ownership and decisionmaking and providing permanently affordable and resilient housing. Drawing from nine detailed case studies and other examples, the report presents legal and policy recommendations for how cities and states can better enable CLTs while integrating features like green infrastructure and renewable energy that promote urban resilience and sustainability initiatives.

Climate Impact Tags

Drought Extreme heat Extreme storms Flooding Sea level rise Temperature Wildfire

Adaptation Planning Guide Phases

Phase 3: Define Adaptation Framework and Strategies Phase 4: Implement, Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust

Resource Type Tags

Communication or educational material Planning and policy guidance Project or example


Extent: Irvine, Oakland


Last updated: July 14, 2024