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Fri, Oct 16


Virtual Conference

#CDFIFriday - Land Trusts Panel

Learn how community land trusts preserve affordable housing.

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#CDFIFriday - Land Trusts Panel
#CDFIFriday - Land Trusts Panel

Time & Location

Oct 16, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

Virtual Conference

About the event

As urban living becomes more attractive to the affluent, people who have lived in the same neighborhood for years are being pushed out by teardowns and skyrocketing rents. Community Land Trusts can help preserve affordable options for all. Find out:

  • How land trusts acquire and hold land for the good of the community;
  • How land trusts help low-income families build equity and financial stability; and
  • How to level the playing field against gentrification and speculation.
  • BONUS – Can you recommend a model for starting a Community Land Trust?

The 2020 #CDFI Fridays series is sponsored by JP Morgan Chase, M&T Bank, Wells Fargo, Amalgamated Bank, BNB, Capital One, Citizens Bank, Community Preservation Corporation, Hanover Bank, Ponce Bank, TD Bank, Valley and Woodforest National Bank. Additional presentations are planned for October, November and December, starting with a panel discussion titled “How Community Land Trusts Preserve Affordable Housing” on Friday, October 16 at 12:00 noon.

“It is our great pleasure to convene these online meetings to support positive change in our communities and businesses throughout New York State,” said Linda MacFarlane, chair of the NYS CDFI Coalition. “Over the 40 years of CDFI history we have become leading partners for banks, credit unions, foundations, social investors, and governments engaged in community economic development. Our industry’s success comes from our delivering social and financial benefits to low-income and disadvantaged communities in a sustaining manner. We’re looking forward to an in-person conference in the future, but for now, we’re glad to be able to share this timely information online.”

The cost for the webinar is $25, and advance registration is required. Subscriptions for all #CDFI Friday presentations are also available. A Zoom link will be sent to all participants prior to the presentation. For more information, visit 2020 or email


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