East Harlem/El Barrio Community Land Trust

  • New York

Address

P.O. Box 749
Hellgate Station
New York
New York
10029
United States

About Us

The East Harlem/El Barrio Community Land Trust (EHEBCLT) works to develop and preserve community-controlled, truly and permanently affordable housing, commercial, green and cultural spaces in East Harlem/El Barrio that prioritizes households of extremely low to low incomes.


As a strategy to ensure permanent affordability, the East Harlem/El Barrio Community Land Trust will own land and lease it to buildings on that land, as well as develop a resident-controlled Mutual Housing Association.


Our Statement of Principles


  • To provide housing for people who have low or moderate income, especially those who are homeless and/or who have extremely low incomes;
  • To maintain the quality and affordability of the housing provided for future residents of the community who have low or moderate incomes;
  • To combat community deterioration by promoting the development, rehabilitation, and maintenance of decent housing that is truly affordable to people who are homeless or have extremely low incomes;
  • To make land available for projects and activities that improve economic opportunities and quality of life in the community;
  • To protect the natural environment and promote the ecologically sound use of land and natural resources and the long-term health and safety of the community;
  • To less the burdens of government by entering into agreements to preserve the long-term affordability of housing made affordable through government subsidies and policies.

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