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 ...


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 ...


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

CLCLT Orientation, Friday, March 6, 2015 from 12:00-12:50 p.m., Room 60 at the U of MN Humphrey Center, 301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Register online at

CLCLT Homeowner Event, How to Navigate Loans & Find a Handyman, Saturday, March 7, 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. To RSVP contact Victoria Balko at 612.594.7148.

CLCLT Orientation, Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 5:30-6:30 p.m., CLCLT Office at 1930 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, 55405.

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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