MACLT Helps Common Wealth Residents Move From Rental To Home Ownership

“I can finally get out on my own side of the bed,” reflects Keith Lepinski. Continue reading here…

Keith and Jessie

Affordable-Home-Buy Program (Jan. 2014)

 Click here to learn how you may be able to buy a $210,000 house like this for $165,000.


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Free Class Series – Cultivating Community Resilience (Oct.-Dec., 2012)

Please join us for this exciting series of free classes.  Complete details can be found by clicking here.




February 9, 2012 – Two New MACLT Homes on Hoboken Road

Two new home projects, built on land donated to MACLT, were completed and sold in January 2012.  Madison-based non-profit Operation Fresh Start served as our contractor for the projects.  Both homes were built to a very high energy efficiency standard, featuring a wood-reducing framing design and super-insulated walls and ceiling.

Pictured is the open living-dining-kitchen area of one of the homes, which is a 2-bedroom, 1,100 square foot house.

2011 – Affiliation with Common Wealth Development

July 1, 2011.  As of this spring, MACLT is affiliated with Common Wealth Development.  The two organizations will remain legally separate entities, but MACLT will be staffed by Common Wealth Development on a contractual basis and we will have overlapping Boards of Directors.  Well looks forward to working together in the coming years to serve the needs of the Madison community.  Our office is now located at 1501 Williamson Street.





Beyond Troy Gardens: Madison Area CLT Partner Community GroundWorks Reaches Out: Former Madison Area CLT board member Marge Pitts writes about a new program initiative of our sister organization at Troy Gardens, Community GroundWorks.

Bert Zipperer is Madison Area CLT’s New Board President: On June 18th, Bert Zipperer was elected president of the Madison Area CLT board of directors. We thank outgoing president Bill Perkins for all of his work, and are grateful that he will remain an active member of the board. Here’s a link to a Cap TImes editorial about Bert that honors him for receiving Madison’s 2005 MLK Humanitarian Award.

Get “Off the Grid” — Madison Area CLT Homeowner Opens Renewable Energy Store: Madison Area CLT homeowner Shirin Kestin interviews her neighbor Rich Fitzgerald about his new renewable energy store — here’s the article.


Madison Area CLT receives Home Depot Foundation Award: At a presentation at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. on September 17, 2008, Madison Area CLT was presented with the first prize Award for Affordable Housing Built Responsibly for our work at Troy Gardens. This is a very big honor for both MACLT and the Madison community.

Madison Area CLT is featured on the GreenSource magazine website: GreenSource magazine is one of the leading green building magazines in the English-speaking world. We are currently (September 2008) featured on their website — so check it out.

Madison Area CLT is featured in Multifamily Executive: 
The September 2008 issue of Multifamily Executive is devoted to fair housing and accessibility issues. They selected three projects across the U.S. for their achievements in universal design — and our homes at Troy Gardens made this list! For more information, check out the Multifamily Executive website.

Madison Area CLT Executive Director gets LEED AP accreditation: 
Taking his first test in a number of years, MACLT Executive Director Greg Rosenberg passes the LEED Accredited Professional exam with flying colors. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the leading green building standard in the U.S., and was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. This certification significantly enhances MACLT’s ability to raise the bar when it comes to green building, which we try to do with each project that we undertake.

MACLT is in the Wall Street Journal: On June 14th, the Wall Street Journal ran an article about innovative approaches to housing for older adults, and featured MACLT’s Troy Gardens Project.

Troy Gardens is featured in Nation’s Building News: As one of last year’s winners of the Livable Community Award, the National Association of Home Builders has featured Troy Gardens in their publication “Nation’s Building News”. Here’s a link to the article.


Troy Gardens Case Study: The Lincoln Institute for Land Policy has chosen Troy Gardens as the first case study project of the National Community Land Trust Academy. After nearly a year of work, the website ready to launch — check it out at

MACLT receives Livable Communities Award from AARP AND NAHB: In December 2007, the Madison Area Community Land Trust received the Livable Communities Award from AARP and the National Association of Home Builders. For more information, check out the Livable Communities page.




Madison Area Community Land Trust Corp. and Common Wealth Development, Inc., are affiliated organizations.
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