We began as concerned community members having potlucks and educating ourselves on the progress of other Community Land Trusts around the country. We formed a five-member steering committee early in 2018 which developed the Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation needed to form a state non-profit. After four months of intensive development, we filed with Washington State and became a legal entity. The following year we became a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.
We have received grants from the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound and other organizations. We also have received generous donations from individuals in our community. We are partnering with Habitat for Humanity to learn more about their process for attracting and selecting potential homeowners.