Creating Lasting Affordability through Community Land Trusts: Lessons for Somerville, Massachusetts.

Mann, Susan.


  • Abstract: This thesis explores the community land trust (CLT) model as a tool for creating permanently affordable housing, and evaluates how a CLT could benefit Somerville, Massachusetts. The thesis discusses the current challenges Somerville faces in terms of rising housing prices, gentrification and displacement associated with the MBTA Green Line Extension. Interviews with key local stakeholder... read more
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