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By Beka Compton
The Times 

Community land trust one potential solution to housing crisis

Common Roots Housing Trust was introduced on January 11, an example of how a CLT can work.

 

January 21, 2021



WALLA WALLA—The housing crisis in the Walla Walla region has reached a tipping point. Thankfully, this problem is not unique to the region. With a decrease in affordable housing across the nation, community-based groups have been experimenting with creative solutions to alleviate the problem. These efforts to provide access to safe, comfortable housing to low and middle-income families have led the charge for communities like ours.

In 2018, the Walla Walla Community Council (WWCC) recognized that access to affordable housing had become increasingly challenging within the community. They c...



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