Community Services Consortium

Serving Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties in Oregon. Helping people. Changing lives.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Lincoln Community Land Trust Open House

(Left to right) Clay Martin, Director of CSC Workforce & Education, Tom Hatley, Director of CSC Community Housing Services, Martha Lyon, Executive Director of Community Services Consortium (CSC), Bill Hall, Commissioner of Lincoln County and Benjamin Baggett, Director of The Lincoln Community Land Trust.

The Lincoln Community Land Trust (LCLT) held Open House and tours of its first land trust home. The Open House was well attended with more than 60 people including neighbors and interested homeowners. Benjamin Baggett, Director of the LCLT gave a presentation of the history of land trusts in the US and details about how Lincoln County helped make affordable housing available to residents.

In attendance were the community leaders, citizens and agencies from across the county who began the process of addressing the problem of affordable housing and making the Lincoln Community Land Trust a reality.

Any resident or family of Lincoln County, working in Lincoln County, who is interested in seeking affordable homeownership opportunities with a land trust home may apply. Applications will be reviewed for income eligibility. For those who want additional information on the purchase process or the LCLT home at 2219 NE 28th St. in Lincoln City can contact Beth Larsen

(541) 758-2759 or Benjamin Baggett,

(541)758-2761, for details about qualification.

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