The Mission of City of Bridges
City of Bridges Community Land Trust is a regional nonprofit dedicated to creating and preserving permanently affordable housing in the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. CBCLT works to create a region with diverse communities where people thrive, build wealth, establish roots, and foster community ties without the risk of displacement.
Membership in CBCLT puts power directly in the hands of the communities we serve. At City of Bridges, we strive to empower communities and lead the way together. We welcome members who share our values and believe in community control and PERMANENT affordability.
One third of our board is comprised of individuals who live in CBCLT homes. These board members are elected solely by CBCLT homeowners and tenants.
Another one-third of our board is reserved for individuals who live in the communities we serve.
Membership in CBCLT gives community stakeholders the power to annually elect CBCLT board members and have a direct voice in the governance and work of City of Bridges Community Land Trust.
Who can be a member?
City of Bridges encourages all residents of our partner communities to join and to play an active part in our work. Membership is open to all individuals who are 18 or older and live in a community that CBCLT serves, including:
- East Liberty
- Perry Hilltop
- Polish Hill
City of Bridges seeks to center the voices and leadership of populations who have been systemically and historically disenfranchised; including BIPOC, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and any other minority population.
CBCLT membership exists to properly represent the diverse communities of our region and the individuals we serve.
Members of the Community Land Trust can:
- Elect the board of directors
- Stand for election to the Board
- Serve on committees of City of Bridges
- Get involved by volunteering to support the work of City of Bridges