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Increasing affordable homeownership through community land trusts in Washington State.


The Home Futures Institute is a program to build capacity and promote the development of nonprofit community land trust organizations across the state of Washington.  It is funded by the State of Washington, through an appropriation of $1 million administered by the State of Washington Department of Commerce. Through a competitive process, the Northwest CLT Coalition and Grounded Solutions Network were awarded a contract to design and implement the program. The contract was finalized in October 2022.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: See link on the right


Professional Development and Training


For Community Land Trusts




Start-up and established community land trusts will have the opportunity to receive assessments on their current strengths and needs for professional development. 


Comprehensive Trainings

We will be creating two cohorts—one of Start-up CLTs and one of established CLTs—who will participate in a series of three intensive in-person trainings (the third scheduled to overlap with the spring NWCLTC Gathering). Participants will be asked to complete a comprehensive assessment in January which will guide curriculum development and set learning objectives for the series.  

Dates for the trainings are planned for:

March 7 – 9 (Greater Seattle area)

April 3 – 5 (Central Washington)

May 1 – 2  (Blaine)


(Dates and locations subject to change)


New Tools and Resources 

Grounded Solutions Network and the NWCLTC will be updating and designing new tools that are intended to support new groups exploring the CLT model and to support the growth of existing CLTs. Institute participants will have opportunities to shape and provide feedback on tools. 


Community Land Trust 101 for Supporting Organizations


We will be providing at least four virtual introductory level trainings with content for audiences such as Realtors, mortgage originators, appraisers, and community organizers. Virtual trainings will be free and open to all. 

Other Elements of the Institute


Data for Impact Reporting

As part of the comprehensive training series, the program will be updating data for impact reporting so that, through HomeKeeper (the CRM platform CLTs use) and beyond, Washington State CLTs will be able to tell the stories that are most important to them. 


Landscape Reports


The Institute will also produce a series of landscape reports that Commerce and others can use to guide future funding and initiatives. One report will summarize the 2022-2023 Institute and will identify additional areas for future technical assistance and training efforts. The second report will summarize any recommendations made from the impact data.. 


Frequently Asked Questions 




Organizations that apply and qualify will participate in the Institute free of cost. A schedule of fees for non-qualifying organizations will be provided when registration opens.


Who Can Attend


The Institute is open to all Washington State community land trust organizations. We strongly encourage two people from each organization to join. 


To qualify, an organization must meet this definition:


A community land trust (CLT) is a private, non-profit, community-governed and/or membership corporation whose mission is to acquire, hold, develop, lease, and steward land for making uses such as homes, farmland, gardens, businesses, and other community assets permanently affordable for current and future generations. A CLT’s bylaws prescribe that the governing board is comprised of individuals who reside in the CLT’s service area, one-third of whom are currently, or could be CLT leaseholders.​


Can people from outside of Washington State participate? 


The in-person events will be open only to Washington State participants who qualify as community land trusts. Others may attend virtually and we encourage wide participation. Fees to attend will be provided when registration opens.



Home Futures Institute training is a three-part series.  The in-person sessions will be held: 

March 7 – 9 (Sleeping Lady) 

April 3 – 5 (The Lodge at St. Edward) 

May 1 – 2 (Semiahmoo) 


Here is the link to the registration form 


THANK YOU if you have registered already!  If you have any questions about the registration or the Home Futures Institute training sessions, please email Dolly Small at


Registration is not yet open.


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