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What is the DP-CLT

Dwelling Place is dedicated to developing housing solutions that work for people and prevent displacement. Community Land Trusts (CLTs) are nonprofit, community-based organizations that retain ownership of land and sell the homes on that land to low and moderate income households for prices they can afford.

Designed to benefit low and moderate income families, the CLT model ensures long-term affordability in home ownership and is governed by a board of directors made up of ⅓ housing residents, ⅓ community representatives, and ⅓ Dwelling Place Board Members.


Our CLT Team

Become a Homeowner

Why is a CLT right for your community? 

Each community has different needs. Dwelling Place works with local and state government, donors and neighbors to develop housing solutions that can meet the unique needs of each community. We evaluate the potential feasibility for a CLT by assessing market demand, affordable housing needs in the community, donor interest and the availability of land and buildings for development.   

DP CLT Properties

New Development

Dwelling Place is developing new, single-family homes in the Garfield Park neighborhood of Grand Rapids. The vacant lot at 2080 Union will be transformed into 42 homes including two new city streets and a resident courtyard and greenspace. You can learn more about this development by clicking the button below. 


2080 Union

Garfield Park Neighborhood

Rental Conversions

An existing Dwelling Place Property, Grandville Homes, located in Grand Rapids, has been selected as our initial CLT opportunity site. No current resident who rent will be displaced by the CLT but as when a home becomes vacant it will be renovated and available for purchase within the CLT.


Grandville Homes

Roosevelt Park Neighborhood

Our commitment to Fair Housing:

The Dwelling Place Regional Community Land Trust is committed to fair housing and the right to choose housing free from unlawful discrimination. Fair housing laws protect people from discrimination in housing based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, disability, marital status, and age. Discrimination is illegal in housing transactions such as rentals, sales, lending, and insurance. Learn more about Fair Housing here.

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