LGBT CLT is a community-led project with the aim of becoming the first LGBTQ+ Community Land Trust in the UK.
Our broad aims are to acquire land, beginning in inner-city London (where the need is demonstrably greatest). LGBT CLT will use that land to provide safe, appropriate housing for the LGBTQ+ community. What we eventually provide will be locked to the (eventual) organisation’s social mission, meaning LGBT CLT will be one of the first LGBTQ+ housing organisations to offer permanent housing provision for our community. LGBT CLT will be member-led, giving LGBTQ+ people governing control over how we operate and who we eventually provide for. We will work towards a model of genuine co-creation, seeking to identify the needs of our community via conversation and involvement, as well as educating our community on what community-led housing is and how LGBTQ+ people can provide solutions to their own housing needs.
We are currently in the initial outreach and engagement stage of our project, as well as beginning conversations on comissioning research to demonstrate the need for a Community Land Trust for LGBTQ+ people.