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The year 2020 has been hard, for lots of people. As we at MACLT chug along, we try to be there for our current residents (many of whom have home maintenance needs) as we also attempt to expand to offer more permanently-affordable housing opportunities in Madison. You might have noticed that the housing market is WILD this year — there are reports of rent renewals coming with $200 increases, while… Read More »
Here at MACLT, we have been rethinking our systems. We want it to be smooth and easy for someone to buy one of our homes, and we want equity to be the primary ethic we operate under. We have developed the policy below to prioritize applicants based on need and house-matching. Selection Criteria for CLT home sales Approved by board August 24, 2020Revised September 28, 2020Revised October 27, 2020 After… Read More »
A note from the MACLT Board Vice President: Good Afternoon, I am excited to announce that as of September 28, 2020, Dr. Olivia R. Williams will be the new Executive Director of The Madison Area Community Land Trust (MACLT)! Olivia has been involved with MACLT for over a year, first as a board member and most recently as a Coordinator. Olivia has conducted research on Community Land Trusts (CLTs) since… Read More »
Madison Area Community Land Trust believes housing is a human right and a necessary source of stability. Black lives matter, so Black housing matters and Black land matters. Community land trusts played a critical role in protecting Black rights to land in the wake of the Civil Rights Movement, and we are committed to carrying that legacy forward. We likewise seek to take more land off of the private market… Read More »
Open to all! Come learn how you can contribute and build partnerships with us!What kinds of neighborhoods do you want to have in Madison? Who do you want to see making decisions about land and housing? Pitch your ideas for partnerships with us: educational events and panels, land acquisition deals, neighborhood organizing, et cetera. Come to our Annual Membership Meeting July 27th at 5:30pm to learn more! We are looking… Read More »
2019: Big Changes Since our merger in 2011, MACLT has been closely associated with Common Wealth Development. In recent years, MACLT’s operations became more dependent on Common Wealth Development, which became a challenge to manage. In 2019, the MACLT board decided it was in the best interest of our membership as well as future homeowners to separate from Common Wealth Development. During 2019 MACLT revised bylaws, reorganized the board of… Read More »