Community Controlled Land and Housing
What's at Stake
Housing instability has contributed to the dramatic increase in regional inequality. Current housing policies foster chronic housing insecurity in many communities, and contribute to gentrification, displacement, and the suburbanization of poverty.
For too long, speculative investors and corporate landlords have placed profits above the human need for safe, affordable homes, while city and regional planners have excluded low-income communities of color from the decision-making processes that directly affect their lives. We seek to transform the legal, financial, and political systems to assert housing as a human right by advancing models of community-controlled land and housing.