Category Archives: Blog & News

Home for sale

New home for sale at 3138 Hermina St, made available by City of Madison Affordable Housing Funds. An open house will be held Thursday, Nov 18th from 3 to 6pm. Additional viewings can be scheduled between the 18th and the 24th of November by contacting housing@maclt.org.More information on the home and requirements available here:EnglishSpanishHmong Tsev Pheej Yig Muag nyob rau Sab Hnub Tuaj 3138 Hermina St.$165,000saib lub tsev: Thursday, Kaum… Read More »

Meet Deaken, our new staff person

Deaken Boggs Joined MACLT as the Homeowner Service Project Coordinator in September of 2021. Deaken has previously worked in the field of property management and is excited to put those skills to use to help our homeowners maintain their homes. Deaken is also starting his graduate studies in Urban and Regional Planning and Land Use at UW Madison where he will be focusing his studies in Housing and Community Planning.… Read More »

We’re Hiring

We’re hiring for a Homeowner Services Project Coordinator! Please see the Job Announcement and spread the word.

2020 was rough for many. Can you donate to support permanently-affordable housing?

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 »

New Applicant System & Criteria

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 »

Introducing our new Executive Director

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 »

MACLT’s commitment to racial justice

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 »

Join us at our Annual Meeting 2020

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 »

Looking Forward to 2020 and beyond

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 »