I Love Minneapolis!

March 2014 marked a milestone in the history of the CLCLT - the sale of its first ever, soley developed property. The household that purchased the home on Sheridan Avenue North is that of Toyia Verdell and her two daughters, Tamaria and Ta’Rya, ages 16 and 9. Toyia was unfamiliar with the CLCLT and its mission until she found the listing ...


First Generation Homeownership

Rhea Blue Arm has called Little Earth United Tribes (LEUT) her home for over 20 years. During that time she has watched LEUT undergo changes from her apartments on both "The Big Side" and "The Little Side" of Cedar Avenue (LEUT resident’s nicknames to differentiate between the apartment buildings on either side of Cedar Avenue) in which she was raising ...


Inspiring and Inspired

Born in Uganda, Jackie moved here with her family at the very young age of 2 years. At that time her aunt – who was attending college – sponsored the large, extended family but with few resources available the family found themselves taking home mattresses from the side of the road and using their "bare hands to vacuum the floors." ...


City of Lakes Community Land Trust

The mission of the CLCLT is to provide and foster stewardship of perpetually affordable home ownership opportunities for low-   and moderate-income families throughout Minneapolis and is achieved through three major objectives, including:

  • Assisting households that otherwise would never be able to purchase a home responsibly in having the ability to do so;
  • Ensuring that, if and when the homeowner(s) decide to sell, the CLCLT is there to keep the home(s) affordable for other income-qualified households; and
  • Provide support necessary for CLCLT homeowners be successful in homeownership.

CLCLT Upcoming Events:

CLCLT Orientation, Wednesday, April 1, 2015  from 5:30-6:30 p.m., CLCLT Office at 1930 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, 55405.

CLCLT Orientation, Wednesday, April 8, 2015  from 12:00-1:00 p.m., University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, Room 1-122, 321 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455.


CLCLT Orientation, Tuesday, April 14, 2015  from 5:30-6:30 p.m., CLCLT Office at 1930 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, 55405.

CLCLT Orientation, Thursday, April 16, 2015  from 12:00-1:00 p.m., University of Minnesota, Morrill Hall, Room 4, 100 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

CLCLT Orientation, Monday, April 27, 2015  from 5:00-6:00 p.m., University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Room 60, 301 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

To RSVP contact Jennifer at 612.594.7145 or email by clicking here.

CLCLT & Urban Homeworks’ Annual Roller Skating Event for Homeowners, Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 4:30-6:30 p.m., Roller Gardens, 5622 W Lake St, St. Louis Park, MN 55416. Must be a CLCLT homeowner to attend. To RSVP contact Victoria Balko at 612.594.7148.


Bottineau Corridor Housing Needs & Affordability Assessment

This past spring, University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs Graduate Students David Davies, Tony Damiano, Wes Johnson, and Dean Porter completed a comprehensive review of the affordable housing opportunities and challenges facing communities along the proposed Bottineau segment of the Light Rail Transit Blue Line. This team of students provides compelling data that demonstrates the current housing stresses and future transit development pressures. Click on the link below to read the comprehensive report.

Bottineau Housing Report – July 22, 2014

To download Land Stewardship at TOD Workshop materials, click here.

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