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1234 23rd Avenue

Oakland, CA 94606

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Intro to Community Land Trusts & Cooperative Ownership: Histories and Legal Models

This event will the be the first in the Community Co-Ownership Initative's spring 2018 Education and Training Series. The Community Co-Ownership Initiative (CCOI) is a partnership between the Northern California Land Trust and the People of Color Sustainable Housing Network (POCSHN), along with other members of the Bay Area CLT Consortium (BACCLT) to diversify and expand access to shared ownership and resident controlled housing through leadership training, development of new financing tools, and technical support.

The series will consist of bimonthly open-to-the-public training sessions and monthly cohort-driven in-depth skill building sessions on the basics of site assessment, group governance & decision making, legal structures, and financial strategies for cooperative ownership and stewardship. The series will be compiled into an online curriculum resource to share widely.

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James P. Garrett JD, PhD: Dr. James P. Garrett has been involved in struggles for the human rights and self-determination of African peoples and of all humanity for more than 50 years. As a member of SNCC and CORE in Mississippi and California in the 1960’s, he learned to develop community based cooperative movements including shared living and farmers markets. In 1975, Dr. Garrett established a cooperative of some 30 farmers in San Bernardino California to supply fresh produce to Chino Men’s prison. From 1976-1981, while a professor at Howard University, Dr. James Garrett served as Chair of the Washington, DC Citywide Housing Coalition, a 12,000 member, mass based rent and cooperative housing organization. James Garrett has also worked on several cooperative projects that are international in scope. He is co-founder of the non-profit/NGO, Global Community Advancement Center. GCAC has ongoing cooperative humanitarian projects in Vietnam including Peoples Hospital in Bien An Province and a rice cooperative supported pre-natal clinic near the port city of Vungtau.

Dr. Garrett served as member and Chair of the BOD of the Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union in Berkeley, CA from 2008-2015. CCFCU has a long a storied history in its financing of cooperative housing projects. Dr. Garrett has continued to conduct workshops and seminars on the practice of organizing cooperative community land trust projects in the US.

Francis McIlveen: Since 2003, Francis has worked at the Northern California Land Trust (NCLT) in multiple capacities, he is currently the Director of Operations and Development. He handles the real estate transactions: helping low-income families buy and sell CLT homes, acquisition & development of new projects (including the financing), as well as handling donations of property. He also serves as the Real Estate Broker for NCLT’s Community Realty. In addition, Francis provides technical assistance and training to new CLTs, coops and homeowner’s associations. Lastly, Francis provides advocacy to further the mission of Community Land Trusts in the realms of local & state legislation, the institutional finance world, and regulatory & public policy—typically under the auspices of the Bay Area Consortium of Community Land Trusts, and the California Community Land Trust Network.

Future Training Session Topics Include:

1. Overview of Community Land Trusts and Cooperatives History
2. Overview of Models for Cooperative Development & Resident Ownership
3.Collective Vision, Group Process and Decision-Making for Co-Ownership
4. Cooperative Governance 101
5. Property Search & Site Assessment
6. Financing Strategies, Budgeting and Feasibility Analysis

For more information visit:
https://nclt.org/co-ownership/
https://www.pochousingnetwork.com/community-co-ownership-initiative


Venue Accessibility:

Liberating Ourselves Locally is a community space stewarded by the Peacock Rebellion. The main room and the restroom are wheelchair accessible. The front door doesn’t have a push-button opening and the back room’s door can be narrow for some wheelchairs. The stewards of the space use fragrance-free cleaning products and have air purifiers available.

There is usually free street parking on 23rd ave and around the corner on E12th.

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