Waverly won the City Paper’s 2015 Reader’s Choice Award for “Best Up and Coming Neighborhood”. Developers, investors and others are looking to purchase homes and vacant lots in within our Waverly community. We (neighbors) need to be a part of the development process in our community!
As such we are look to form The Waverly Community Land Trust. This group will consist of individuals that mirror the demographics of our community. We intend to acquire, develop and steward affordable housing, community gardens, civic buildings, commercial spaces on behalf of the community.
The goals of the Waverly Land Trust are:
- Increase quality of life in Waverly
- Program and plan for green spaces
- Increase homeownership
- Establish entrepreneurship opportunities
- Stabilize housing prices for rentals
Currently we are building a Community Land Trust [CLT] — creating new and needed assets for residents/neighbors; utilizing vacant homes, buildings and green lots in creative and sustainable ways.
We are looking for all kinds of people to join in and assist in getting this CLT up and running!
We need: accountants, administrators, artists, bankers, cooks, contractors and construction professionals, creative spirits, developers, dreamers, event planners, fundraisers, greening experts, lawyers, marketing experts, non-profiteers (of all kinds), organizers, recreation planners and more!