The Land Stewardship Program
A Community Land Trust
The Land Stewardship Program works to build affordable homes in Missoula's Northside and Westside neighborhoods. Using the nationally recognized community land trust model, the Land Stewardship Program owns land and holds it in a commonwealth for the community. The trust lowers the cost of home ownership by separating ownership of housing from ownership of land. The benefits of a community land trust include:
Providing access to land and housing for people of modest means;
Promoting neighborhood preservation, revitalization and stability; and
Creating and maintaining housing that willl remain affordable.