A home purchased through the Houston Community Land Trust, a nonprofit organization created in 2018 that aims to make homeownership affordable for low-income households, sits in Acres Homes in Houston, on Dec. 14, 2022. Despite its goal of creating more than 1,000 permanently affordable homes in five years, the land trust has only 136 homes in its portfolio so far. The city of Houston has cut its funding significantly.


Houston wanted to lead the nation in long-term affordable housing. Now it’s backpedaling.

Posted on · Houston’s community land trust was once touted as an innovative way to address its housing crisis. But city leaders slashed its funding by half as bureaucracy bogged down the program and enthusiasm dwindled.

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