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Welcome to Grand Forks Community Land Trust

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SAVE THE DATE! GFCLT Fling Fest Saturday, March 4th, 2017

GFCLT has a recently built twin home available in the Historic Near South Neighborhood - the units are for sale now! Check out pictures on our Facebook page. Are you, or do you know someone, interested in purchasing a GFCLT home? Check out our Upcoming Homes page and encourage them to apply or contact us.

GFCLT Today:

GFCLT has a twin home finishing up construction in the Historic Near South Neighborhood. These units are for sale now! Additionally, GFCLT is building another two homes in the same area to income eligible applicants. Are you, or do you know someone, interested in purchasing a GFCLT home? Check out our Upcoming Homes page and encourage them to apply or contact us.

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About GFCLT:

Grand Forks Community Land Trust was formed in 2010 by a group of community members committed to providing permanently affordable home ownership opportunities in Grand Forks.

Locally the work originated in late 2009 when the Grand Forks Housing Authority began researching successful community land trusts in Minnesota and came to the conclusion that, though no CLTs existed in North Dakota at the time, the model could be just as successful here as it has been across our borders in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Montana.

Until late 2010 North Dakota was one of only 6 remaining states without an operating community land trust. Today, Grand Forks Community Land Trust (GFCLT) is the first CLT in North Dakota and is an active member of the National CLT Network. GFCLT is paving the way in North Dakota, as other cities are looking to create their own CLT to assist with affordable homeownership options.

Board of Directors

  • Timothy Knight, President
  • Casey Hutton, Vice President
  • Crystal Bailly-Dale, Secretary
  • Marybeth Vigeland, Treasurer
  • Ryan Coye
  • Nick Leavy
  • Matthew Leiphon
  • Michelle Rydz
  • Crystal Schneider
  • Emily Johnson
  • Derek Nolte

GFCLT’s original Board of Directors came together in December 2010. The Board consists of twelve members with a tripartite structure: 1/3 lessee representatives, 1/3 community representatives, 1/3 technical representatives.

Special thanks to those who have provided support to GFCLT:

  • Bremer Bank
  • Burlington Associates in Community Development
  • City of Grand Forks
  • City of Grand Forks: Office of Urban Development
  • Consensus Council of North Dakota & Bush Foundation
  • Gate City Bank
  • Grand Forks Housing Authority
  • Grant Forks Growth Fund
  • Knight Foundation
  • National CLT Network
  • North Dakota Housing Finance Agency
  • Office of Senator Heidi Heitkamp
  • Office Max
  • Otto Bremer Foundation
  • Andy Swanson, SCS Homes
  • UND Nonprofit Leadership Program
  • United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Area
  • Wells Fargo Housing Foundation
  • Widseth, Smith, Nolting

  • And multiple individual donors!
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