City of Bridges Community Land Trust appoints Ed Nusser as Interim Executive Director

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PITTSBURGH, PA -City of Bridges Community Land Trust, the first regional organization dedicated to developing and stewarding permanent affordability, has appointed Ed Nusser to serve as Interim Executive Director.

Ed Nusser most recently served as Director of Real Estate for City of Bridges Community Land Trust (CLT) and previously spent 6 years with Lawrenceville Corporation serving as their Real Estate and Planning Manager.

In his role at Lawrenceville Corporation Nusser managed the development and implementation of the first CLT in western Pennsylvania, and was instrumental in efforts to build and grow the CLT model in the region and across the state.

“It’s an incredible honor to serve City of Bridges Community Land Trust,” Nusser said. “As our City and region witness a level of growth unseen in the last half-century, safe, affordable housing–and the inter-generational wealth it can create–is moving beyond reach for far too many of our neighbors on a seemingly daily basis. Community Land Trusts are a proven tool for the creation and preservation of permanently affordable housing throughout the country, and it is an immense privilege to lead City of Bridges as we undertake this vital work throughout our region.”

For the past several years, Nusser has worked with partner organizations such as Pittsburgh United and Lawrenceville United to advance housing justice in our city and region on efforts ranging from the creation of the City of Pittsburgh’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund to the adoption of an Inclusionary Zoning Overlay District in Lawrenceville.

“The board of City of Bridges CLT is eagerly looking forward to continuing our important work with Ed Nusser. Ed has a proven track record of working at the pioneering edge of housing justice in this region and we are excited to see the passion and knowledge he brings to his new role,” said Tiffany Wilhelm, the Board President of City of Bridges CLT.

In his new role, Ed will oversee City of Bridges’ implementation of an aggressive business plan to create 100 units of permanently affordable housing within the next 5 years, through a context of robust community engagement and planning. “As City of Bridges undertakes this important work we will strive to live our shared values of sustainability, equity, and inclusion and build an effective organizational model for the delivery and stewardship of permanently affordable space,” said Nusser.