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Community Land Trusts

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Community Land Trusts (CLTs) are a vehicle for the creation and maintenance of affordable home ownership.There are different functions which a CLT can serve, depending upon its mission. There are two Delaware CLTs, both originally projects of the Delaware Housing Coalition.

West Rehoboth Community Land Trust

West Rehoboth Community Land Trust was the first CLT in Delaware. Its mission is to stabilize and preserve the historic African-American community of West Rehoboth from the rapidly gentrifying Rehoboth resort community by creating permanently affordable home ownership and rental home opportunities.

West Rehoboth CLT realized construction and occupancy of its first two homes in 2012. The target population for all homes created in West Rehoboth by the CLT is the current residents of the West Rehoboth community.

Diamond State CLT

In Delaware, the Diamond State CLT is a statewide provider of permanently affordable homes, which has as its main goal an increasing inventory of homes that are situated throughout the state in order to strengthen communities and increase choice for low-income homebuyers.

Diamond State CLT has been involved since its inception in work with the displaced manufactured home owners from Dogwood Park (Morris Mill Pond) and worked with them to plan the New Horizons community.

All available CLT homes in Delaware can be found by going to the Diamond State CLT website or to DelawareHousingSearch.org.

For more information on community land trusts in general, go to the Permanent Affordability page of our website.