Build Healthy Places highlighted the investments of HAN members Bon Secours Mercy Health and Trinity Health (Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center) to support community land trusts (CLTs). The article also cites HAN member UCLA Health’s Geoff Gusoff sharing that land trusts have their roots in the Civil Rights movement, with the first land trust created to help rural Black farmers secure their land in 1969 in the face of predatory lending.
From the article:
Both Bon Secours and Saint Alphonsus are excited about prospects for land trusts in making more homes more affordable for more people in their cities. Both agree that the investments spark others to invest, leveraging the initial money into much, much more.