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's goal is to help provide affordable homeownership opportunities to 100 families by 2022.
Operations & Outreach Coordinator
Darryl Jorgenson, President
Matthew Leiphon, Vice President
Mark Rustad, Treasurer
Kate Preszler, Secretary
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.
GFCLT's work would not be possible without support of partnerships in our region and beyond. As we revitalize our programming in 2023, we thank Otto Bremer Trust for their support in the form of a $50,000 grant.
We also thank the North Dakota Housing Finance Agency and the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) for their ongoing support in the form of subsidy as we work together to make homeownership affordable for low and moderate income households in our region.