Inland Equity Community Land Trust

aka Inland Equity Partnership   |   Riverside, CA   |  https://inlandequityclt.org/

Mission

Inland Equity Community Land Trust is dedicated to the social and charitable development and preservation of high-quality, affordable and environmentally sustainable housing so people can thrive in the community where they live and work. When feasible, the Corporation will use long-term land use restrictions and long-term ground leases as a tool to provide and preserve affordable rental and ownership housing and to create homeownership opportunities for people who fall under the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s definition of “housing cost burdened” as defined in 2018.

Ruling year info

2020

Executive Director

Maribel Nunez

Main address

3555 Lime St Apt D

Riverside, CA 92501 USA

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Formerly known as

California Partnership

EIN

84-4985523

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Housing Expense Reduction Support, Rent Assistance (L82)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (L01)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

California’s Legislative Analyst Office estimates that the state needs anywhere from 1.8 million to 3.5 million new homes by 2025 to absorb existing demand and future population growth. The current construction pace of fewer than 80,000 new homes per year falls short by 100,000 homes a year of meeting even the lowest estimate of demand. Much of the new construction is also taking place away from major population centers where land is comparatively cheaper and further from areas where most of the job growth is occurring. This will compound traffic congestion, energy consumption and offset savings of lower housing cost with more expensive and time consuming commutes. This drives home ownership further from the reach of working people and pushes the poor into homelessness.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Mecca Transitional House

We've chosen Jesus and Anabell to be our first recipient for housing, and they've been living out of their car for three years. Jesus has a pre-existing condition that doesn't allow him to work full-time while his wife helps him with his sickness and is unable to work as a result. We're short of our goal of $12,000 and your support will help buy a trailer home with a year lease in Mecca, California.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Immigrants and migrants

A duplex in Coachella that can be restored to habitable condition for approximately $30,000 and some volunteer hours.

Population(s) Served

In the city of Riverside, we are developing two Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) on the property of Iglesia Palabra Vive.

Population(s) Served
Social and economic status
Social and economic status

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Inland Equity Community Land Trust is dedicated to the social and charitable development and preservation of high-quality, permanently affordable and environmentally sustainable housing, so people can thrive in the community where they work and live. We will use a community land trust as a tool to provide housing for many people in our region who fall under the HUD’s definition of “housing cost burdened.” Our aim is not only to provide housing to folks who fall under that definition, but also to create housing opportunities for the formerly incarcerated and houseless, who both struggle in gaining secure and consistent housing. By blending these disparate communities into permanent housing through our land trust, we can also economically and racially desegregate our region in the process.

Inland Equity CLT is a nonprofit organization that will obtain land and develop it to serve as permanently affordable housing. Inland Equity CLT will be part of the housing development industry. Currently, housing development in the Inland Empire is concentrated on the development of tract housing priced well out of the range of most residents who live and work here. The build-out costs for these developments runs at approximately $156 per ft2. Almost without exception, rents in the Inland Empire exceed the break-even point by 24% at $126 ft2 , according to CBRE. Developments in manufactured home technology, rammed earth and adobe make it possible to reduce two very large costs contributors in home construction: labor and materials. By working with these technologies, the Inland Equity CLT will be able to produce beautiful and environmentally sustainable housing closer to $75 per ft2. We will also be able to buy and restore existing homes and apartments, making them more safe and environmentally friendly for future occupants-to-owners.

Inland Equity Community Land Trust formed as a non-profit in 2020 to create a Community Land Trust as a way to provide long-term affordable housing. However, some of our board members do have experience in developing housing. Gerald Katz developed EcoAcre, a rammed-earth home in Perris, California and George Aguilar, who is a retired real estate agent. The coalition that has come together to build this land trust has many years experience advocating for the development of affordable housing, emergency shelter and transitional housing. During the start up of the housing campaign, it was clear that raising rents and stagnant wages are pushing more and more people into homelessness. Beverly Earl of Catholic Charities said, “If we are going to really address homelessness, we need to make homes for poor people.” The long term solution to the housing crisis is to provide housing, and much of the for-profit housing doesn’t meet our communities low-income realities. Given the unfairness and luxury expense of most new developments, Inland Equity and our partners started Inland Equity Community Land Trust to offer a real alternative. The IECLT plans to develop housing that is affordable to renters who will be able to immediately lower their housing costs and eventually become homeowners themselves, and in doing so, be able to invest in their community with the extra money that would otherwise disappear into distant-living land developers. Our primary goal is to establish the Inland Equity CLT as an endpoint for the path out of homelessness. Many of the clients our partners serve, journey through homelessness into emergency shelter, to transitional housing, to permanent supportive housing. Our hope is that the Inland Equity CLT will also make homeownership part of that path toward true and lasting liberation. Though most of the housing will be for housing-cost burdened residents, 25% of the housing will be made available to any community member who would like to own a property in the trust. A mixed income community of homeowners invested in their own community, held in trust, guarantees that housing will remain affordable for future generations, and also enshrine the beauty of diversity.

As of now, we have three smaller-scale projects under development: One in Mecca, one in the City of Coachella, and one in Riverside. In Mecca, we are raising funds for a trailer for Jesus and Anabell, a couple currently houseless and referred to us by Coachella Valley Rescue Mission. In Coachella, we are raising funds to make two apartments habitable and up-to-code for rent out at below market rate (70%). And in Riverside we are developing two ADUs on the property of Iglesia Palabra Vive. Our primary goal is to establish the Inland Equity CLT as an endpoint for the path out of homelessness in the Inland Empire. Though this is our charitable goal, our long term vision is a mixed income community of homeowners invested in their own community in housing that will remain affordable where future generations can grow and thrive.

Financials

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Inland Equity Community Land Trust

Board of directors
as of 2/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr Andrew Simolke

United Domestic Workers

Term: 2020 - 2022


Board co-chair

Ms Gabiella Armenta

Danza Azteca Citlaltonac

Term: 2020 - 2022

Heather Stevening

Option House Inc

Michael Milan

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)

Beverly Earl

Catholic Charities San Bernardino & Riverside Counties

George Aguilar

Retired San Bernardino Municipal Water Department

Erick Becerril

Coachella Valley Food Truck

Mattew Snyder

Professor of English at University of California Riverside

Anabell Navarez

IE DSA

Vonya Quarles

Starting Over Inc.

Sereeta Reid

Time For Change Foundation

Gabiella Armenta

Danza Azteca Citlaltonac

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/16/2020

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Leadership

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