Building Vibrant Neighborhoods Mt. TAM Community Land Trust | Mt. TAM CLT
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About Us

We are a local non-profit dedicated to creating, preserving, and sustaining permanent affordable housing in the communities that neighbor Mt. Tamalpias in Marin County, CA. Through outreach, tenant advocacy, and property management, we strive to support a thriving, vibrant and diverse community.

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A Different Approach

Our non-profit model is built around a different approach, the CLT acquires and holds land and housing in trust, providing truly affordable homes for better educational outcomes, healthier people, and stronger economic footing for families AND communities.

Permanent Community Assets

CLTs are a proven partner to individuals, foundations, local governments, and agencies looking to commit their resources to support the ongoing need to house teachers, small businesses, emergency and safety personnel, and the workforce that keeps our community healthy, resilient and thriving.

Stewardship and Empowerment

The CLT is part of the community with a focus on stewardship and community empowerment, ensuring public resources are retained and recycled for their intended mission for future generations.


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Why a Community Land Trust?

of Marin’s school staff cannot afford to rent even a studio until 10 years into their teaching career. Retention and recruitment of educators who make our schools high-quality is difficult.
of seniors in Marin live below the poverty line and account for an increasing % of our homeless numbers. Many struggle to pay for utilities, maintenance and taxes and are forced to move out of their lifelong community.
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Marin County ranks amongst the top 3 counties in California with the widest gaps in economic and racial equity.
of Marin’s workforce lives outside the County. Long commutes contribute to traffic congestion and air pollution. Local businesses can’t recruit or retain needed staff.
is what renters in Marin County need to make an hour to afford an average monthly rent of $2,806. That’s 3.5 times California’s minimum wage. A medical emergency or rent increase can push hard-working families into homelessness.

(Sources: Marin Promise Partnership, County of Marin, Marin Environmental Housing Coalition, California Housing Partnership,

a long view of community change and development

Be A Part of the Solution

We seek to ensure that our cities permanently support equitable housing opportunities and access to land for low-income residents, Black residents, and other communities of color that have been historically and systematically deprived of such access, ownership, and control.

By removing land from the market and holding it in perpetuity, we protect land from the volatility of economic, environmental, and political crises that often disproportionately impact low-income residents and communities of color.

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