Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota
This project was completed as part of a year-long partnership between Carver County and the University of Minnesota’s Resilient Communities Project (http://www.rcp.umn.edu). The Carver County Community Development Agency (CDA) administers the Carver County Community Land Trust to provide affordable homeownership options. The CDA received a grant to develop four land-trust units in the City of Waconia, and hopes to expand the land-trust program to other cities in Carver County. However, the CDA has faced opposition in the past from city elected officials. The goal of this project was to explore how the CDA can creatively promote community land trusts to resistant or skeptical elected officials and residents in cities throughout Carver County. In collaboration with project lead Brenda Lano from the Carver County CDA, a Ph.D. student in PA 5261: Housing Policy, identified policies, marketing strategies, and outreach tools successfully used by other land trusts to promote affordable housing goals. A final report from the project is available.
Report completed by a student enrolled in PA 5261: Housing Policy, taught by Dr. Edward Goetz in spring 2016.
This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota whose mission is to connect communities in Minnesota with U of MN faculty and students to advance local sustainability and resilience through collaborative, course-based projects. RCP is a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA). More information at http://www.rcp.umn.edu.
The Community Land Trust Model: Toward Best Practices for Promoting, Sustaining, and Growing.
Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota.
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