Homestead Community Land Trust

Homestead Community Land Trust transforms lives and communities by putting the stability and wealth-building benefits of homeownership within financial reach of income-qualified households. Using the leasehold ownership model created by Civil Rights-era leaders, we lower barriers to homeownership for those excluded by discrimination, and have nearly 60% ownership by people of color. We give first-time buyers the opportunity to own a home that is affordable to them and remains affordable to future owners.  As a result our homes prevent displacement and give affordability a permanent address in neighborhoods in King County.  Our model has been adopted by other homeownership organizations, and permanently affordable homeownership has become a policy priority because of our leadership. Our deep investments in the environmental standards of our homes achieve climate equity and justice for lower-income households, who otherwise bear disproportionate impacts of climate change. Building on the power and strength of community, we prioritize community-led housing projects and equitable development partnerships with communities experiencing displacement.