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File #: 19-8434   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Governance Committee
On agenda: 11/14/2019
Posting Language: A briefing and discussion on a Council Consideration Request from Councilmember Pelaez for Community Land Trusts and sale-leaseback methods for residential homeowners. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; VerĂ³nica R. Soto, AICP, Neighborhood and Housing Services Department Director]
Attachments: 1. Sale-Leaseback CCR {E6C9A310-0141-4BDE-9095-CD72869A8070}
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DEPARTMENT: Neighborhood and Housing Services


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Ver?nica R. Soto, AICP, Neighborhood and Housing Services Department Director


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City wide


SUBJECT: Sale-leaseback and Community Land Trust pilot program

SUMMARY:

Discussion of sale-leaseback program and/or community land trust pilot program for residential homeowners as requested by Councilmember Peleaz


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

A Council Consideration Request (CCR) was sponsored by Councilmember Pelaez on June 11, 2019 requesting a discussion and review of a sale-leaseback program and/or community land trust pilot program for residential homeowners.


ISSUE:

On June 11, 2019 Councilmember Pelaez submitted a memo requesting a discussion and review of a sale-leaseback program and/or community land trust pilot program for residential homeowners. The purpose of both programs would be to provide long lasting affordability for single family households, stabilize neighborhoods, and prevent future displacement. The CCR requested a review of state law conformance, possible implementation partners and funding strategies. Other considerations for the pilot program include participation in financial literacy and/or jobs skills training.

Community Land Trusts (CLT)
CLTs are a policy tool that separates the ownership of land from structure (most often for single family homes.) This separation allows the home to remain affordable by removing it from the speculative market, reducing purchasing costs and tax liability.

A CLT homebuyer enjoys a significantly reduced mortgage and annual property taxes because they purchase only the home and lease the land from the CLT. The land is owned by the CLT, a non-profit entity that stewards the land and manages the long-term leases held by each homeowner. By state statue, these leases are 99 years and renew with each buyer, ensuring perpetual affordability. If and when a CLT homeowner chooses to sell, the selling price is capped to ens...

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