LA Community Land Trust (CLT) Coalition Summary:
The Los Angeles Community Land Trust Coalition is an association that convenes movement-driven, BIPOC-led, values-aligned Community Land Trusts based in Los Angeles County to advance community ownership and self-determination through shared functions including joint resource development, communications, policy development, program implementation, and collective action.
The Coalition’s purpose is to:
- Expand the number of BIPOC-led, values-aligned community land trusts in LA County;
- Expand the portfolio of land, housing, and other land-based assets held by each CLT;
- Expand the organizational and operational capacity of each CLT;
- Develop leaders among the residents of the neighborhoods served by each CLT and within the housing stewarded by each CLT; and
- Further policies to advance the decommodification of housing.
As a collective, the LA CLT Coalition contributed grassroots organizing and advocacy to the broad coalition effort that passed citizen’s ballot measure House LA (ULA) – a citywide policy that will stabilize tenant households, provide new funding to develop permanently affordable social housing models and remove naturally occurring affordable housing (NOAH) from the speculative market. We continue to advocate for the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act and resources to acquire and rehab more buildings in LA County to expand on the success from the LA County CLT Partnership Program.
Position Description: manage and implement land stewardship initiatives and support LA CLT
Coalition with acquisition, rehabilitation, and conversion to cooperative ownership projects – which are community-driven and innovative models of community land control and asset building. This includes but is not limited to coordinating internal planning meetings with LA CLT Coalition members and scheduling/facilitating business meetings & site visits with lenders, partners, and organizing allies while practicing cultural sensitivity with tenants of prospective properties and building relationships.
OUTCOMES / DELIVERABLES:
- Centralized person to coordinate meetings, resources, and organize our documents for the full year on a weekly basis. Additional smaller meeting coordination in order to implement our projects.
- Ensure all CLTs with LACDA/County funded properties are in compliance with government
requirements. Development of documents in order to meet reporting requirements and
facilitating meetings with government officials regarding reporting and compliance.
- Support LA CLT Coalition members to become qualified entities for State Foreclosure
Intervention Housing Preservation Program (FIHPP). The consultant will have opportunities to support individual CLTs with technical assistance if there is capacity.
- Management of training: management of consultants to implement train-the-trainers
- Schedule 1-on-1 TA sessions with LA CLT Coalition members for an average of 10-15 hrs
per month total.
● Coordination: Coordinate LACLT acquisition/rehabilitation weekly meetings, organize our
resources, and manage contractors in various affordable housing subject areas including;
property management, asset management, and tenant management.
● Project Management on developing Shared LACLT Asset Management Functions:
manage and implement new land stewardship initiatives, develop shared LACLT functions
for (acquisition / rehab), and strategize on Green Building Investments and incorporating
decarbonization for our buildings.
● Resource Compliance and Interfacing with Public and Private partners: local, state, and
federal funding and reporting compliance. Represent LA CLT Coalition in Public Sector
meetings and prepare LA CLT Coalition members to respond to compliance and funding
● Curriculum Development for Limited Equity Co-op Transitions: Develop coop transition
curriculum for LACLT coalition (train the trainers model) through managing contractors and
coordinating learning sessions based on expressed need. Research, create and implement
Limited Equity Coop Conversion and tenant capacity building resources based on capacity.
Desired Responsibility based on Expertise for Acquisition and Rehabilitation Support:
Trainings and direct support on building pro formas, selecting General Contractors, City and County permit requirements, meeting loan underwriting criterias, managing relocation for occupied rehabilitation, and managing General Contractors.
HIGHLY DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Graduate degree or professional background in affordable housing, planning, construction management, real estate, social work, or related matters, with 5+ years of experience in affordable housing and community development project management.
- Familiarity and / or expertise with community land trusts.
- Detail oriented and experience working with real estate financial statements.
- Self-motivated and requiring minimal supervision. Ability to take initiative and work independently to plan, implement and evaluate goals and objectives.
- Experience with writing/researching data for grant proposals and understanding of funding, budgeting, reporting and deliverables.
- Working knowledge of office equipment, software and systems for property management and acquisitions. Experience working with low‐income communities and communities of color with diverse Computer literacy skills.
- Commitment to LA CLT Coalition’s mission and principles & social and economic justice.
- Experience developing training curriculum and implementing workshops.
- Ability to be visionary and innovative while inspiring team leadership.
- Experience with shared leadership & community-based consensus building strategies.
CONTACT/ TO APPLY:
Please provide the information below by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than August 31,2023 with earlier submissions welcomed. Include the title of the Consulting Position and your First and Last Name in the subject line (Subject: Acq-Rehab TA Manager (1 Yr-ContractConsultant)_First Name_Last Name).
- A description of what aspects of the scope you are prepared to provide
- How you would gather information from and engage with LA CLT Coalition members
- Brief Bio, resume, and/or CV
- Examples of relevant work products (i.e. funding applications, project portfolio or project pro-formas.)