Halifax Affordable Housing Community Land Trust
A Community Land Trust is a potential solution to support long-term affordable housing in a sustainable and equitable way. United Way Halifax is engaged in a project to look at how a CLT could work in Halifax Regional Municipality.
About this project
This project is a collaborative community effort, with funding from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation under the National Housing Strategy. The values of equity, diversity and inclusion are woven throughout the project, to create housing solutions that benefit marginalized communities that are disproportionately impacted in our current housing crisis.
United Way Halifax is leading this project with the support of Davis Pier Consulting, Halifax Regional Municipality, the Housing and Homelessness Partnership, CLT 902, Housing Nova Scotia and David Slipp – Stewart McKelvey Law.
Advisory Committee recruitment
The Halifax Community Land Trust Advisory Committee has selected eight successful applicants based on priority target populations and relevant expertise. A full list of the advisory committee members will be available in the coming weeks. For those who are interested, there will be more opportunities to get involved in the upcoming CLT design phase.
So far we have completed:
- Background research and literature review
- Identified potential operating models
- Community engagement sessions
- Community inputs on key decision points
At this point, we’re ready to share what we’ve heard so far. Next project phases include:
- Readiness assessment of potential CLT operators
- Community land trust model design
- Identify partners and funders
- Develop an implementation plan
- Share final learnings