Shoni with her children Ayotzinemi, Lila and Benito.

Rishona Millard-Dernell

Meet Shoni and her three children - recent homeowners in the Corcoran neighborhood.


Mamo in front of his home in the Heritage Park neighborhood of Minneapolis.

Mamo & Safiya

A new country. A new home. Learn more about Oromian homeowners Mamo and Safiya and their journey to homeownership in Minneapolis.


One of the homes on E.M. Stately Street.

Little Earth Homeownership Initiative

In 2010, Little Earth of United Tribes (LEUT) invited CLCLT to partner with them to form The Little Earth Homeownership Initiative (LEHI) as a means to assist LEUT in their plans to grow and create long-term, affordable housing opportunities for the Twin Cities’ American Indian community and on November 20, 2013, the LEHI experienced its first closing.


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, Friday, January 30, 2015 from 12:00-12:50 p.m., Room 140 at the U of MN Nolte Center for Continuing Education, 315 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Register online at

CLCLT Orientation, Wednesday, February 4, 2015 from 5:30-6:30 p.m., CLCLT office at 1930 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, 55405.

CLCLT Orientation, Tuesday, February 17, 2015 from 5:30-6:30 p.m., CLCLT office at 1930 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, 55405

CLCLT Orientation, Friday, February 20, 2015 from 12:00-12:50 p.m., Room 110 at the U of MN Weaver-Densford Hall, 308 Harvard Street Southeast, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Register online at

CLCLT Homeowner Event, Understanding Tax Assessments, Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., CLCLT office at 1930 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, 55405. Must be a CLCLT homeowner to attend.

CLCLT Orientation, Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 7:00-8:00 p.m., Henry High School, 4320 Newton Ave N, Minneapolis, 55412

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


SAVE THE DATECLCLT & Urban Homeworks Annual Homeowner Roller Skating Event, Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Must be a CLCLT homeowner to attend.


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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