Organization Name
Binghampton Community Land Trust
About Us
I work with a small Binghampton non-profit called Binghampton Community Land Trust. Our mission is to provide access to affordable housing for folks being displaced by gentrification. We are finding that most of the families who are interested in a community land trust model are international and need interpreting to understand how to work with us. We have folks who speak Burundi, Congolese, Arabic, Kenyan and Spanish, all long-term renters in this neighborhood, gathered around in conversation trying to understand the process of buying and maintaining a home, obtaining financing and working with a mortgage company. Several sets of headphones with simultaneous interpretation would help us reach this population who is often overlooked.
We Participate Because
Since Ioby is neighborhood-based, it calls on our strength which is that we are a neighborhood-based organization with community members on our board. We have organized a number of activities which are in line with the goals of Ioby, namely several housing fairs, community meals and organizing around the increased gentrification of Binghampton.