Elevation Community Land Trust

There is no equity without equal access to opportunity through homeownership. ECLT stands shoulder to shoulder with those seeking to dismantle racist policies that have barred so many from owning real estate and passing on intergenerational wealth.

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We believe the change happening in metro Denver and across Colorado is an opportunity.

Housing is the backbone of our communities. By making homeownership more accessible for Colorado families, we can create healthy, stable neighborhoods for today and tomorrow. Elevation CLT’s mission is to provide opportunities for Colorado families to remain in their communities for generations using the community land trust model.

How is the Housing Crisis Impacting Colorado Families?

Housing Costs
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Denver metro rents are up 46.2%

Wage Growth
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Colorado wages are only up 11.4%

People Impacted
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Firefighters, teachers & construction workers struggle more than ever with housing costs

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Community Land Trusts Make a Difference Today

Purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions families make—and it’s not easy. Community land trusts (CLTs) can make homeownership more accessible by guiding families through the homebuying process and providing supports to ensure they are successful homeowners.

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Helps families stay in their communities & build wealth through homeownership

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Provides families with a successful homeownership experience

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Creates strong and stable neighborhoods

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Together, we can make a difference in our neighborhoods. Elevation CLT is seeking public, private and community-based partners to help us serve thousands of new homeowners over the next five years.

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Prospective Homeowners

Elevation CLT currently has homes available to fully qualified applicants, and we are adding more homes every week. Learn More about how to get started on your path to homeownership!

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Elevation Community Land Trust Mourns Charles Sherrod  
Elevation Community Land Trust mourns the passing and honors the memory of Reverend Charles Sherrod, to whom the community land trust (CLT) movement owes its existence. Rev. Sherrod passed away at 85 years old on October 11, 2022 at his home in Albany, Georgia. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Sherrod, another icon of the civil rights and CLT movements, as well as his three brothers, his sister, his son and daughter, and five granddaughters. Read More
Elevation CLT makes homeownership more accessible for Colorado families through the community land trust model, a proven tool for creating and preserving accessible, inclusive communities for generations.