Belle Haven

Valley Community Land Trust is an independent non-profit affordable housing organization with a mission to develop and manage affordable housing for families earning <80% of area median income in perpetuity.  The governance of VCLT follows the traditional CLT model with 1/3 of the board seats reserved for residents of VCLT, 1/3 reserved for residents of the area and 1/3 reserved for strategic appointments to support the organization. VCLT is able to develop projects, manage existing below market rate portfolios and work with market-rate developers to manage the affordable components of their projects.

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VCLT has a forming board and now we are ready to expand to a full board of 9 members. Community participation is how the CLT model works to ensure equity and inclusion. If you would like more control over your housing situation, join us.

The VCLT board will control all aspects of each project. Join the VCLT board now!

  • ⅓ of the board seats are reserved for residents of VCLT housing. Since VCLT is new we would like to invite residents of Belle Haven to join the board for these seats.
  • ⅓ of the board seats are reserved for the geographic area VCLT serves. We would also like to invite residents of Belle Haven to be board members for these seats.
  • The remaining ⅓ seats are reserved for technical experts. Preference will be given to Belle Haven residents that are also bankers, fund developers, housing experts or have another expertise that will benefit VCLT.
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