The Community Land Trust in the Southern Berkshires, Inc. was founded in 1980 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. In 2017 it obtained 501(c)(2) status as a title-holding corporation for the Berkshire Community Land Trust with a shared board of trustees. Land acquired by BCLT is transferred to CLTSB to lease to year-round residents of the Berkshires. The 98-year lease provides the lessee equity in the buildings and other improvements on the land but not in the land itself, effectively taking the land out of the market. CLTSB’s role is to manage the leases, collect fees, pay expenses, oversee any transfer of leases, and ensure compliance with lease terms including the land use plan. At the end of each calendar year CLTSB is required to return any surplus income to the BCLT. Today, CLTSB owns 49 acres of land in three sites and leases the land to 24 leaseholders for homes, farms, and office buildings.
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Contact Community Land Trust in the Southern Berkshires
PO Box 276
Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230-0276 Phone:
Services provided in:
- Berkshire County, Massachusetts