What do we do?

Mission

Community Land Trust Brussels (CLTB) develops permanently affordable housing projects in Brussels for people with limited means, on collectively-owned lands. 

The work of the Community Land Trust Brussels is not limited to the production of housing, but also extends to community work with the inhabitants, the improvement of the neighbourhoods in which it is active and the strengthening of community life.

 

Vision

The Community Land Trust Brussels is convinced that a stable housing of quality is an essential condition for people’s well-being. We support the construction of a city in which all people on low incomes live in affordable housing.

Community Land Trust Brussels considers land as a common good so that housing can remain affordable from generation to generation.

What do we do

Creating affordable housing

We build affordable housing for low-income Brussels habitants. Thanks to our innovative solution, our residents buy their homes but not the land. The result? Our homes cost on average 25% less than those on the private market!

Resale is possible but at a limited price so that the housing remains affordable generation after generation.

We are also working with our partners to make mortgages available to people who want to buy one of our homes.

Community Work

Residents are involved in the design and management of our housing projects. We accompany them in this process so that they can then manage their housing by themselves.

Furthermore, we work with local associations to ensure that our projects meet the needs of the neighbourhoods, integrating community infrastructure into the projects.

Together with the residents, we develop social projects such as duty schools, bicycle training and job coaching.

Spreading the CLT model

Together with our European partners, we have contributd to the creation of several Community Land Trusts in Belgium and Europe. To this end, we provide our experts and documentation to support you in launching new Community Land Trusts.

If you are interested in setting up a Community Land Trust in your town or region, please contact our team to discuss the matter.

Don’t forget to read our last Annual report in our Press page (in French and Dutch)

Awards

These awards underline our commitment to promote accessible housing in Belgium but also our will to spread the CLT model beyond Brussels. We would of course like to thank our partners but also our members who have been with us for many years and who contribute each day to the development of our project.

Future generations award 2017
European Reves Exellence Award for social economie initiatives 2019
Social economy Award 2017
European Regio Stars Award for the SHICC projet , in the "Citizens Engagement for Cohesive European Cities" category
European Responsible Housing Awards 2019

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