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Homes & Hands: Community Land Trusts in Action

37 minutes
HD205 .H66 1998

Homes & Hands is the inspiring story of three communities where low-income residents have found an empowering new way to make housing permanently affordable to people who are usually left out of the American dream.

Community land trusts take a progressive approach to the ownership of land and housing. With land trust homes, local community groups own the land, dramatically lowering the cost of housing and eliminating the usual spiral of land price speculation. Through personal stories, the nuts and bolts of the community land trusts in Durham, North Carolina; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Burlington, Vermont are explained by the residents themselves. The tenacity and vision of these activists will encourage audiences to rethink their assumptions about housing in the United States, and provide a fresh perspective on community development.

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