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Help needed: dress rehearsal for applicant orientation

We’ve put together a presentation for people interested in owning a MCLT home. This will be the first step in participating in any MCLT home ownership program.

Now we have to make sure it works.

Please attend our applicant orientation “dress rehearsal” on Tuesday, November 7, at 6:30pm in the community room at the East Branch Library (2320 N Cramer St). I will run through the ~45 minute orientation presentation just as though you were applying to be a CLT homeowner. Then, you’ll take a short quiz to make sure our presentation actually teaches everything it’s supposed to teach, and provide whatever feedback you think will be helpful.

As an incentive:

  • If you ever apply to any MCLT program, we will give your application preference if there is a waiting list (good for one application). You also may not need to attend this same orientation again.
  • If you have a friend who wants to apply, we will give preference to your friend’s application (good for one application)

We need people who know nothing about CLTs, so please share with friends and family. If you already know how CLTs work but want to attend to see what we’ve put together or ask questions, please do attend–but our real need is for people who don’t already know how CLTs work.

This is a very important step in setting up a CLT, and your help is extremely valuable!


Image: Crash test dummies. Wikimedia Commons.

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Volunteer meeting on Tuesday, October 10

If you’re free Tuesday night at 6:30 (October 10th), we are meeting at the MLK Library (310 W. Locust St) to finalize the homeowner orientation presentation. This presentation will teach applicants about the advantages and disadvantages of owning a CLT home. This will be one of the first steps to owning a CLT home.

Since this presentation is so important, we don’t want to make any mistakes. Please come to help us make the presentation perfect.

We will be in the small conference room in the back of the library. Hope to see you there.


Image: A home for sale sign. Flickr / Patrick Cormier

Education Volunteers Volunteer for MCLT!

Do you have a good face for radio?

MCLT is looking for a few people to volunteer as voice actors for a 7-10 minute educational video on housing policy. We would record you reading from a script, as a narrator. By helping out, you’re sure to learn a lot about a very interesting topic, as well as helping to spread the word about affordable housing.

If you think you have a good face for radio, drop us a line! The most up to date contact information is always on the top of the right column of the website.


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Ongoing volunteer projects in community education

A primary goal of MCLT is community education. Affordable housing remains at crisis levels because the current toolkit of possible solutions is inadequate to the scope of the problem. We can only solve the problems we face if we start to look past the existing tools that have proven themselves inadequate.

We’ve been working on a few projects, and I thought I’d summarize in case anyone is interested in joining.

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Notes from April 18 volunteer meeting

We had a very productive meeting. The goal of this meeting was to have a Q&A about ongoing projects for anyone interested in getting involved. In addition to this, everyone shared some great ideas (fundraising, the need for more detailed information on CLTs on the resources page, etc).