The JCLT is a steward of:
Land so that it permanently serves a community-defined purpose.
Public subsidy invested in JCLT housing so that it serves generation upon generation and is not diminished upon resale.
Quality, healthy housing so that families can live and build equity in a safe, stable, and supportive environment.
Resident leadership among a growing body of JCLT families that enacts our shared mission and vision for the permanent community control of land and housing.
The JCLT ensures affordability by:
Retaining ownership of the land on which homes are constructed.
Striking a balance between the needs of individual residents and families to live in a stable and supportive environment and the broad goal of ensuring that affordable housing will exist for future generations.
Paying it forward – JCLT residents agree that when they move on to another housing opportunity, they will extend the same benefit they received to another low- to moderate-income individual or family.
The vision, mission, and approach of the JCLT reflect an aspiration and strategy to position Jacksonville as a strong community of viable neighborhoods that provides all people with well-being and an unrivaled quality of life through secure, sustainable, and affordable housing and community facilities, as well as productive lands that are conserved, connected, and cared for in perpetuity.