Essex Community Land Trust
Providing High Quality PERMANENT Affordable Housing
Start pursuing your dream of affordable homeownership.
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ECLT in a nutshell
All 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 edition ECLT homes have a red front door, granite counter tops, and hard-wood floors. Click the "BUY" button for more details.
Mission: To strengthen communities by providing permanently affordable housing and financial empowerment opportunities for working families and individuals throughout Essex County.
Vision: We envision all of Essex County, New Jersey as a community of opportunity where regardless of income, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status, people have a choice to live where they desire by having access to high quality affordable housing.
Goals: The goals of the ECLT are to provide permanent affordable homeownership opportunities for low-to moderate-income individuals; warn against predatory mortgages; facilitate homeowner and financial success education; diversify neighborhoods in terms of ethnicity and income; increase the length of deed restrictions; and provide on-going stewardship over transformed abandoned homes located on CLT land.
The ECLT has two programs. The Opportunity We Need Program and the Mega-Financial Freedom Homebuyer's Club. Click here to learn more.