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Housing Land Trust of Sonoma County: Thanking Our Families

The Housing Land Trust of Sonoma County opened its first subdivision in Santa Rosa’s Roseland neighborhood in 2005, with the express purpose of providing self-sustainably affordable housing for working families in Sonoma County, that otherwise could not afford to be homeowners in the cities and towns where they worked. It’s a model that has proven wildly successful since then, with multiple families transitioning into and out of Land Trust homes, all at below-market rates. And best of all, all of this with no financial investment by the Land Trust in any home beyond the original construction.

In celebration of these accomplishments, the Housing Land Trust wanted to say “thank you” to the families they serve, and we were asked to produce three videos specifically for that purpose. These videos center on four of the Housing Land Trust’s subdivisions in three communities:

Kali Subdivision in Santa Rosa (2005):

 

Southgate Subdivision in Petaluma (2007):

 

Sonata and Sorrento Square Subdivisions, Healdsburg:

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Housing Land Trust of Sonoma County

The Housing Land Trust of Sonoma County changes lives and communities in a way that very few other organizations in the country do: they make it possible for working families to afford to own a home in the communities in which they serve. This is not “low income” housing, but rather housing tailored to the financial needs of teachers, police officers, firefighters, mail carriers and other solid members of the community who just don’t make quite enough money to live where they work. Best of all, the Housing Land Trust model is self-sustaining! Once a home has been constructed and brought into the program, no further subsidies are needed to keep it in the program for multiple homeowners.

We are pleased to support their great work in the form of two videos. The first tells the story of several families and their experience with the Housing Land Trust.

 

The second video, tells how the Housing Land Trust of Sonoma County came to be, and how the model works.

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