Category Archives: Blog & News

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 »