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Whatcom Housing Alliance: John Emmeus Davis on the State of Land Trusts in the US
Join Bellingham For Everyone every other month for fun, virtual events that will keep our Allies engaged, educated, and mobilized! All events are virtual and great for ALL neighbors.
In this event, we will be joined by land trust pioneer, John Emmeus Davis, who has been involved in the development of community land trusts since the early 1980s. He assisted with the early development of community land trusts in the United States. He worked as the housing director and Enterprise Community coordinator for the City of Burlington, Vermont from 1986 to 1996, under mayors Bernie Sanders and Mayor Peter Clavelle. Davis is the President, Center for CLT Innovation.
He was one of the founding partners in Burlington Associates in Community Development in 1993, a consulting cooperative providing assistance to nonprofit organizations and municipal governments in designing and evaluating policies, programs, and projects promoting permanently affordable housing. He previously served as the housing director and Enterprise Community coordinator for the City of Burlington, Vermont. He has also worked as a community organizer and nonprofit executive director in the Appalachian region of East Tennessee. He is on the faculty and board of the National CLT Academy and currently serves as the Academy’s dean. He is the author of many books, articles, and training manuals focused on community land trusts and other forms of resale-restricted, owner-occupied housing (most recently, editing The Community Land Trust Reader, published in 2010 by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy).
John will be talking about the state of Land Trusts in the United States, the place they play in our housing crisis, barriers the CLT community faces and how partner organizations and citizens can help.
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Monday, May 15, 2023, 4:30 PM until 6:30 PM
Registration is not Required