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On Monday, December 12, 2016, the Essex Community Land Trust (ECLT) is hosting its Wine and Cheese Gala titled, “A Toast to Affordable Housing.” Join us in celebrating the Land Trust’s advances made toward creating and sustaining permanent affordable housing in Essex County, NJ. Your donation will help support the overall organization, financial literacy program, and the creation of permanently affordable housing including recent projects in the townships of Bloomfield and Montclair. We will also honor community leaders who have championed affordable housing:
Executive Director of NJ Citizen Action
Senior Policy Coordinator at Housing Community Development Network of NJ
Vivian Cox Fraser
President & CEO of Urban League of E.C.
Former Executive Director of HOMECorp & Current Executive Director of Ready to Work Business Collaborative
The Land Trust in a Nutshell
Mission: To strengthen communities by providing permanently affordable housing and financial empowerment opportunities for working families and individuals throughout Essex County.
Vision: We envision all of Essex County, New Jersey as a community of opportunity where regardless of income, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status, people have a choice to live where they desire by having access to high quality affordable housing.
Goals: The goals of the ECLT are to provide permanent affordable homeownership opportunities for low-to moderate-income individuals; warn against predatory mortgages; facilitate homeowner and financial success education; diversify neighborhoods in terms of ethnicity and income; increase the length of deed restrictions; and provide on-going stewardship over transformed abandoned homes located on CLT land.