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Community Land Trust


The Community Land Trust Program (Program) is designed to increase the supply of long-term affordable housing across the City of Dallas through tax exemptions. The non-profit organizations that successfully complete the application process to establish a Community Land Trust (CLT) in Dallas will be authorized to offer tax abatements, subject to City and County guidelines on designated land for affordable housing developments. They will set the terms of the ground lease and options for resale provisions for all land acquired under the CLT. The approved non-profit organizations will also be responsible for all real property development and financing needs. The City of Dallas will set Program standards and best practices amongst all CLTs and review CLT performance on an annual basis.


The Community Land Trust Application process is now open.

  • Community Land Trust Application: HERE
  • Community Land Trust Guidebook: HERE