GFCLT continues to expand its work throughout the Grand Forks area. Recently the organization completed construction of its second home at 224 Walnut (videos at right) and looks forward to selling it this spring. GFCLT also plans to expand its work to the western edge of Grand Forks and has acquired lots in the Congressional Subdivision. Know someone interested in purchasing a GFCLT home? Encourage them to apply or contact us.
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 to date in North Dakota, 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.
Interested in becoming a GFCLT homeowner? Check out our Homebuyer Opportunities page.
Board of Directors
GFCLT’s original Board of Directors came together in December 2010 and remains enthusiastically involved in all activities and governance of GFCLT.
The organization is currently seeking one additional representative from the community to serve on the volunteer Board of Directors. Those interested should contact Emily Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 701.795.6307.
Special thanks to those who have provided support during our initial development:
For more information on exactly what CLTs do, check out What are CLTs?