Evaluating the Potential for Establishing or Expanding Community Land Trust Programs in Eight Colorado Counties

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Colorado CLT Feasibility Assessment cover

In 2018, The Colorado Health Foundation commissioned a study from Burlington Associates to examine the potential for the wider distribution and development of community land trusts (CLTs) in Colorado. Our intent with this report was to both inform ourselves and inform the field about opportunities to support access to affordable, safe, high-quality housing in order to reduce the number of low-income Coloradans who spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing. The main deliverable of the study is a written report evaluating the suitability and feasibility of establishing CLT programs in a diverse set of representative regions selected by the Foundation. The regions included in the study were:

  • Mountain Region – Eagle County, Pitkin County and Garfield County (Roaring Fork Valley)
  • Central Region – Chaffee County
  • Southern Region – El Paso County (Colorado Springs)
  • Northwest Region – Routt County (Steamboat Springs)
  • Western Region – Montrose County
  • Eastern Region – Logan County (Sterling)