New California Legislation Makes Home Ownership More Affordable

Governor Brown gave Community Land Trusts a big boost when he signed AB 2818 – Property Taxation: Community Land Trusts on October 1, 2016. CLAM board members Susan Scott and Eric Oldmixon played key roles in the passage of California AB 2818 – Property Taxation: Community Land Trusts. Susan represents CLAM at the California Community Land Trust […]

CLAM Builds Super Energy-Efficient Homes

In 2010 CLAM had the opportunity to build an affordable home from the ground up. Thanks in part to the generous contributions of volunteer architects and builders, CLAM built the first new-construction Passive House in California. “Passive House” is the name of a specialized, ultra high-energy-efficient homebuilding design pioneered in Germany in the 1970s. In […]

CLAM Home enables continuity for young family in Point Reyes Station

“This is the town where my wife grew up.” —Alex Macias Alex Macias lived with his wife and infant son at Mesa Apartments. CLAM purchased the four-unit Mesa apartment building in the heart of Point Reyes Station in 2010 after a year-long fundraising campaign that brought funds from community members, government funding sources, and foundations. […]

CLAM Housing Stabilizes Senior Care in West Marin

Manager of Local Senior Residential Facility Integrates Work and Home “It is so wonderful that I live only five minutes away from my work. In a crisis, I can be there in a few minutes.” —Natalia Meyerson Natalia Meyerson was thrilled to move into CLAM’s very first affordable rental home, giving her the security of […]

Affordable Home Ownership Sets Precedent for Marin County

First Time Homeownership Helps Family Stay in West Marin “It is good to know that when we sell this home, we will pass the savings on to the next homebuyer and keep this home permanently affordable.” — Eric In September 2014, CLAM provided Marin County with its first affordable home purchase utilizing the Community Land […]