THE LAND LEGACY INITIATIVE | TO BUILD COMMUNITY WEALTH
The Land Legacy Initiative will provide access to human ingenuity, economic justice, and capital resources to low-income communities who seek to re-invent themselves and thrive.
These are the people and communities who will choose to take control of the short and long-term changes in their lives and neighborhoods. Too often, as cities gentrify, low-income residents are displaced from the communities where they grew up. Denied the resources they need, residents are not able to improve the assets in their own neighborhoods and enjoy the financial benefits. Instead they are displaced, while others more fortunate are given full access to debt, equity and the fruits of revitalization.
Building Community and Individual Wealth. By contrast, the Land Legacy Initiative connects residents to the knowledge and capital they need to keep, buy to restore, and to maintain land and properties in their own communities. The Initiative collaborates with local residents and their elected officials to acquire the tools to preserve long-term affordability for themselves while building wealth, by transforming into the type of neighborhood so many others want to move to.
Local land ownership allows the community to control the pace and course of development, ensuring that future growth brings lasting benefits for residents. In this way, the Land Legacy Initiative opens new pathways to prosperity for historically marginalized populations. We seek to keep marginalization of any population a thing of the past.