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HCLT to acquire its first property!

Big news for all of us today! The Hamilton Community Land Trust is excited to announce it has received a formal commitment via a passed motion from Hamilton City Council’s Planning Committee to begin transfer of the City’s surplus land located at 278 Wilson Street, in Hamilton’s Ward 3. See below for the full press release! […]

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National Heritage Trust Conference

Hello HCLT Supporters! In late October, our own board members Kathy Stacey and Allison Maxted participated in the National Trust Conference 2016, Heritage Rising. The aim of the conference was to discuss the interconnecting issues heritage buildings and planning, gentrification, and affordable housing from myriad perspectives: What role do our heritage buildings serve in the […]

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Land Trust Action Conference

On Friday March 4, more than thirty community partners gathered in the Perkins Centre in East Hamilton for a 1/2-day conference to discuss creative solutions for developing and preserving affordable housing and other community assets in the city. At the centre of this discussion was the community land trust model and its role in supporting […]

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January Newsletter: 2015 Review, January Workshops

Year in Review As the new year sets in, it’s important to look back on what was a very crucial year for the Hamilton Community Land Trust (HamiltonCLT). With real estate values and rents rising around us, 2015 brought a new sense of urgency to our work. Fortunately, the year also brought increased capacity and […]

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Land Trust Visioning Workshops

We are pleased to announce that the Hamilton Community Land Trust (HamiltonCLT) is hosting a series of public workshops in January 2016. The main goals of these workshops are to establish priorities and brainstorm projects for the land trust. At the workshops participants will: Learn about HamiltonCLT and hear an update on what we’ve accomplished […]

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Affordable Housing Solutions Panel Discussion

The Hamilton Community Land Trust will be participating in a solutions-focused panel discussion at next Friday’s National Housing Day event: Housing for All: Balancing the Phenomenon of Gentrification. The free event is taking place on Friday, November 20th from 8:30am-12:00pm at the Waterfront Banquet Centre. Seating is limited so make sure you register. We hope to see […]

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Towards a project on community-owned land

When starting the Hamilton Community Land Trust we posted a survey on our website, polled our grassroots group of volunteers, and polled the attendees at our public launch event, asking them what they or their communities would want on land owned by the CLT. Here is what they told us: On the top of the list […]

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June Newsletter: 100in1Day, I Wish this Was, Planners’ Network

100in1Day Hamilton 100in1Day is a global festival of civic engagement that came to Hamilton for the first time this year on June 6th with sponsorship by Evergreen. HamiltonCLT partnered with this initiative that worked with residents and organizations to bring 118 urban interventions to the city, all on the same day. Urban interventions are simple, […]

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Community Conversation Volunteers Needed!

Position Description: Do you like discussing grassroots change with your neighbours? Volunteers are needed to join our team of Community Conversation Champions. This team is tasked with: 1. Promoting and spreading awareness of HamiltonCLT among diverse populations, and 2. Creating community conversations around land use that inspire resident-driven action Working with the Project Director, duties […]

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100in1Day Kenilworth Workshop

We are pleased to announce that the Hamilton Community Land Trust is partnering with the Kenilworth Revitalization Team to host a 100in1Day workshop! Register here What is 100in1Day? 100in1Day is a global festival of civic engagement that is coming to Hamilton for the first time this year. On Saturday, June 6th, 2015, over 100 urban […]

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