The mission of the Grand Forks Community Land Trust is to create and maintain a permanent supply of affordably priced, owner-occupied and rental housing in Grand Forks and Grand Forks County, North Dakota; and to coordinate an on-going strategy to assist the households purchasing these homes to become successful homeowners.
CLTs across the United States and internationally are committed to promoting economic opportunities for all families. They are operated at the local level and have a commitment to the involvement of not only CLT homeowners, but members of the communities surrounding CLT homes as well. In 250+ CLTs there are currently over 5,000 CLT homes. GFCLT has a goal of adding an average of 10 homes per year to its portfolio and reaching 100 homes by 2022.
Emily (Wright) Contreras
Marybeth Vigeland, President
Derek Nolte, Vice President
Crystal Bailly-Dale, Secretary
Timothy Knight, Treasurer
GFCLT’s original Board of Directors came together in December 2010. The Board consists of nine members with a tripartite structure: 1/3 lessee representatives, 1/3 community representatives, 1/3 technical representatives.
Burlington Associates in Community Development
City of Grand Forks
City of Grand Forks: Office of Community Development
Consensus Council of North Dakota & Bush Foundation
Gate City Bank
Grand Forks Housing Authority
Grand Forks Growth Fund
National CLT Network
North Dakota Housing Finance Agency
Office of Senator Heidi Heitkamp
Otto Bremer Foundation
UND Nonprofit Leadership Program
United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Area
Wells Fargo Housing Foundation
Widseth, Smith, Nolting
And multiple individual donors!