For More Information Contact:
Darryl Neher: 540-341-4952
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Loudoun County, Virginia) The Virginia Statewide Community Land Trust (VSCLT) welcomed their first community land trust homeowner in Loudoun County, Virginia through the Loudoun Habitat for Humanity (LHFH). VSCLT is made up of a unique partnership of Habitat for Humanity affiliates and other non-profit developers, and is able to serve the entire state of Virginia to ensure widespread adoption of this affordable housing tool.
Loudoun Habitat for Humanity is excited to welcome the first time homeowners and to partner with the Virginia Statewide Community Land Trust. Homeowners in the VSCLT placed through Habitat are still considered Habitat families and complete Habitat’s sweat equity hours and homeownership preparation classes.
“We are so excited for the first VSCLT home to be a Loudoun Habitat home! This is a wonderful opportunity for the long term wealth building for our homeowners and is a lasting investment from Habitat to the county for years to come. These homeowners have accomplished so much and we are proud of them,” Therese Cashen, CEO of Loudoun Habitat for Humanity
The partnership between Habitat and VSCLT enhances the work Habitat already does to connect families to wealth building opportunities through homeownership by amplifying this impact for families through permanent affordability of the home for current and future generations to come. Future VSCLT homeowners are expected in Loudoun County, Fauquier County, and Fairfax County through thoughtful partnerships with LHFH, Fauquier Habitat for Humanity, and Habitat D.C.-NOVA.
“Fauquier Habitat for Humanity looks forward to supporting our homeowners in Fauquier and Rappahannock counties through the VSCLT. Because of land trust, we are able to build permanently affordable housing inventory while also helping families build dignity and hope through housing. Investing in a community land trust represents an impactful commitment to the communities we serve and represents the responsible financial stewardship our volunteers and donors expect,” Darryl Neher, Chair of the Board of VSCLT and CEO of Fauquier County Habitat for Humanity.
The Virginia Statewide Community Land Trust is a community land trust that operates statewide. For more information, visit https://www.vsclt.org/. To find out how to become a VSCLT development partner or homeowner, contact Amelie Rives, Executive Director, at [email protected] or 804-718-0406.