The Sacramento Community Land Trust has been building from the ground up since 2016.
SacCLT is non-profit, democratic by design, and public-directed, so that means that--as we further solidify our foundation--we will continue to host and take part in many meetings, community gatherings, conferences and other sessions where we ask for public input and seek more members to be active participants in this process of leveling an un-level playing field.
The Morrison Creek Revitalization Project has been granted $697,000 for planning and continued community outreach with The Sacramento Community Land Trust from the CA Department of Water Resources Urban Streams Restoration Program. This brings us all so much closer to making this project a reality! Thank you to all who have volunteered your time and energies and to all those who have spread the word about this project! Check out www.morrisoncreek.com for more details about the project.
The Steps in Our Process ⤵
2020-2021 - Community Health, CLT Collaboration, + Legislative Progress
- Winter, 2020 - Members came together to participate in working groups on vacant public lands, tiny homes, and land acquisition strategies
- June, 2020 - Hired a part-time consultant to coordinate Board activities
- Summer, 2020 - Participated in the Community Land Trust Finance Training Series, learning how to structure community-driven land acquisitions, including partnerships with community-based service providers, multi-family housing and farms
- September, 2020 - Organized a virtual Community Convention focused on the impact of COVID-19 and growing inequity in the Sacramento housing market
- November, 2020 - Supported the Cal CLT Network to advocate for funding for SB 1079 Homes for Homeowners Not Corporations
- December, 2020 - Joined the Sacramento Investment Without Displacement coalition to advocate for community voice in the Aggie Square community benefit agreement project
- January, 2021 - Worked with other land trusts and community development groups to develop Senate Bill 490 (Caballero) which would establish funding source for technical assistance and building acquisition and rehabilitation by community-based housing justice groups, like SacCLT.
- February, 2021 - Completed strategic planning process by reviewing the business model and trends, creating greater alignment on our community strategy, which resulted in new structure, roles, and goals and board governance training.
- April, 2021 - Released the first year Building Healthy Communities Community Land Trust report with recommendations to philanthropy, media, and other partners about scaling the CLT movement in California, called Increasing Community Power and Trust Through Community Land Trust.
2019 - Community Expansion, Non-Profit + Grant Success
- Oct, 2019 - SacCLT submits an almost $1 million grant with the City to partner with the Morrison Creek Revitalization Project
- September, 2019 - SacCLT secures two grants from The California Endowment; one solely for SacCLT to build general support & capacity; one jointly for SacCLT and four partner California CLT's to build case study development & financial mechanisms aiding our work
- June, 2019 - Sacramento Community Land Trust officially designated as an operating 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization; now able to receive tax-deductable donations and membership dues
- May 25th, 2019 - Board of Directors' and Advisory Council's first working meeting
- May 4th, 2019 - Convened 2nd Annual SacCLT Spring Community Convention, where Caucuses crafted action plans and elected Advisory Board Members
- March 9, 2019 - Convened SacCLT Community Caucus
- January, 2019 - Continued series of meetings with City, County and Regional leaders and agencies to address land/housing equity issues, forge partnerships and spur forward action
2018 - Finalization, Membership & Partnerships
- December 2018 - January 2019 - Began series of meetings with City, County and Regional leaders and agencies to address land/housing equity issues, forge partnerships and spur forward action
- October 20, 2018 - Held second Membership Convention
- June 9, 2018 - Held first Membership Convention and set up 4 SacCLT Neighborhood Groups
- April 3, 2018 - Officially joined as a partner organization of Housing4Sacramento
- April 3, 2018 - Officially endorsed the "Sacramento Renter Protection and Community Stabilization Charter Ammendment"
- March 1, 2018 - Board Officers elected: 2 Co-Chairs, 2 Community Organizers, Secretary, Treasurer
- February 26, 2018 - Officially filed incorporation papers with the state of California
2017 - Committees, Conventions & Elections
- October, 2017 - SacCLT Incorporating Board's inaugural meeting
- September, 2017 - Incorporating Board Election results in full slate of eight community-elected members
- April, 2017 - SacCLT Convention Follow-up, with further revision and clarification of bylaws and planning for the election of an incorporating board later in the year
- April, 2017 - First public convention of SacCLT unveils Mission, Vision, Values and Draft Bylaws to community members, followed by active discussions, revisions and brainstorming.
- January, 2017 - SacCLT Bylaws and Mission Committee begins work of fleshing out Mission, Vision, Values, and structural form of SacCLT
- January, 2017 - SacCLT Community Outreach Committee plans for public convention and outreach to local community and advocacy groups
2016 - Discussions, Proposals & Presentations
- October 25, 2016 - Presentation to the City Council – Item #16
- October 25, 2016 - Community Land Trust Proposal – Presented to the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors and the Sacramento City Council
- September 21, 2016 - Community Land Trust Proposal for SHRA – Presented to the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Commission
- September 21, 2016 - City Community Land Trust Case Study – Municipal support for community land trusts – Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
- August 31, 2016 - Publicly owned vacant lots discussion
- June 23, 2016 - Publicly Owned Lots in Sacramento – Letter submitted to Mayor Johnson, Council members and Supervisors asking SHRA to place a moratorium on giving or selling any publicly owned lots.