Barriers and Community Land Trust’s Strategies in The Preservation of Affordable Housing

Mina Elsie Louis Udom, Weje, Ikezam Innocent


This study investigated housing affordability in St Minver and Brambleside Community Land Trust, Cornwall, England. The methodology adopted was the qualitative methodology. The study addressed the potential barriers as well as the strategies adopted in the Community Land Trust (CLT) in the preservation of housing affordability. In-depth interviews were carried out on members of the community comprising both home owners and tenants. Findings revealed barriers such as the rigidity and overly stringent bureaucratic structures which oversee and regulate the program, and the desire of landowners to make profit, while CTL’s strategies involve increased control over the resale of the houses and an emphasis on the purpose for its development for low-income earners. In conclusion it was stated that it is imperative to address these barriers in line with enabling quick decision making and ensuring the actual gains of the program are made available to its key targets

Keywords: Housing affordability, Community Land Trust, House sale restrictions, Bureaucratic regulations

DOI: 10.7176/JEES/9-3-02

Publication date:March 31st 2019

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