Edgemere Community Land Trust RFEI

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The Edgemere Community Land Trust Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) is now released!


Submission deadline has been extended from September 10 to September 24, 2021.


This release is a step forward in advancing a key goal from the Resilient Edgemere Community Plan to work with partners to develop a model of community-led ownership and facilitate long-term affordability and resilient land stewardship. Through the RFEI, a competitive process, HPD will identify a partner to work with in establishing a community land trust (CLT) on City-owned vacant land in Edgemere. Click here to read the City’s official press statement.

The RFEI was drafted with the community priorities expressed throughout our engagement in mind and respondents are highly encouraged to consult this Community Takeaways document when developing their proposals. HPD also encourages submissions which consider the role of the CLT and proposed development in supporting the environmental, social and economic resiliency of the community and lessening the impacts of climate change on land, property and everyday life. Also a part of implementing the vision of the Resilient Edgemere Community Plan, HPD is proposing a set of land use actions which will codify a resilient land use strategy and facilitate development, including development under this CLT. These actions are expected to begin public review later this year.



Submissions will be accepted via email to EdgemereCLTRFEI@hpd.nyc.gov with the subject line "Edgemere CLT RFEI."


Questions about this REFI can be submitted via email to EdgemereCLTRFEI@hpd.nyc.gov prior to August 4, 2021. Responses received by September 24, 2021 at 4:00pm will be considered by the City.




Online Pre-Submission Conference

A pre-submission conference was held on June 28, 2021 at 6:00pm. Responses to all inquiries will be collectively provided in an addendum to be posted on this page.


Pre-Submission Conference Recording

Pre-Submission Conference Presentation Slides




What is a community land trust?

A community land trust (CLT) essentially separates the ownership of the land from the ownership of the structures on that land. A CLT operates as a non-profit entity that owns multiple parcels of land and leases that land to potential homeowners, who can buy and own the structures on the CLT. This model allows for long-term housing affordability and local control of land.


A CLT is democratically governed by board members consisting of residents living in the CLT, residents of the surrounding neighborhood, public officials, and other representatives of community organizations. Board members can vote on various key decisions; from the land lease fees to the construction of new homes and maintenance of open space.


The CLT operates under a shared equity model, where homeowners and other key players of the CLT collectively build wealth and inclusive home ownership. A homeowner can still build equity through mortgage payments, a capped percentage of the appreciation value, and the value of self-financed improvements to the home. The CLT board governs and dictates future resale terms of the structures on the land to ensure affordability and uses that are in line with the CLT’s goals and mission.

The Edgemere Community Land Trust Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) is now released!


Submission deadline has been extended from September 10 to September 24, 2021.


This release is a step forward in advancing a key goal from the Resilient Edgemere Community Plan to work with partners to develop a model of community-led ownership and facilitate long-term affordability and resilient land stewardship. Through the RFEI, a competitive process, HPD will identify a partner to work with in establishing a community land trust (CLT) on City-owned vacant land in Edgemere. Click here to read the City’s official press statement.

The RFEI was drafted with the community priorities expressed throughout our engagement in mind and respondents are highly encouraged to consult this Community Takeaways document when developing their proposals. HPD also encourages submissions which consider the role of the CLT and proposed development in supporting the environmental, social and economic resiliency of the community and lessening the impacts of climate change on land, property and everyday life. Also a part of implementing the vision of the Resilient Edgemere Community Plan, HPD is proposing a set of land use actions which will codify a resilient land use strategy and facilitate development, including development under this CLT. These actions are expected to begin public review later this year.



Submissions will be accepted via email to EdgemereCLTRFEI@hpd.nyc.gov with the subject line "Edgemere CLT RFEI."


Questions about this REFI can be submitted via email to EdgemereCLTRFEI@hpd.nyc.gov prior to August 4, 2021. Responses received by September 24, 2021 at 4:00pm will be considered by the City.




Online Pre-Submission Conference

A pre-submission conference was held on June 28, 2021 at 6:00pm. Responses to all inquiries will be collectively provided in an addendum to be posted on this page.


Pre-Submission Conference Recording

Pre-Submission Conference Presentation Slides




What is a community land trust?

A community land trust (CLT) essentially separates the ownership of the land from the ownership of the structures on that land. A CLT operates as a non-profit entity that owns multiple parcels of land and leases that land to potential homeowners, who can buy and own the structures on the CLT. This model allows for long-term housing affordability and local control of land.


A CLT is democratically governed by board members consisting of residents living in the CLT, residents of the surrounding neighborhood, public officials, and other representatives of community organizations. Board members can vote on various key decisions; from the land lease fees to the construction of new homes and maintenance of open space.


The CLT operates under a shared equity model, where homeowners and other key players of the CLT collectively build wealth and inclusive home ownership. A homeowner can still build equity through mortgage payments, a capped percentage of the appreciation value, and the value of self-financed improvements to the home. The CLT board governs and dictates future resale terms of the structures on the land to ensure affordability and uses that are in line with the CLT’s goals and mission.

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