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Columbia Community Land Trust

When it comes to providing accessible, affordable housing to those who need it, RANDY COLE says "there's no silver bullet." There's a lot to look at, a lot to discuss; and that's why he invites everyone to the Affordable Housing Summit next month in Columbia! Also, ADRIAN HENDRICKS tells us how his youth development program at Lincoln University in Jefferson City benefits the whole state. (4:25) January 28, 2020

"The difference is, those homes that we're building in town...typically cost $150K/$175K to build, but wages haven't kept up with the rising cost of housing in our community or nationwide, so we sell those houses around $100K to a family that might make $35K gross annual income." -- RANDY COLE on how the Columbia Community Land Trust reinvests in property for the benefit of others. Also, MARILYN McLEOD encourages everyone to clear their calendars because the League of Women Voters is celebrating 100 years of the 19th amendment with "lots of events over the next year." (3:23) August 7, 2019

"So, we've been doing this type of activity for many years, but what we've known is, once we've made that initial investment, the first buyer will sell, and then that home is no longer affordable or it potentially turns into a rental unit. So, what the Community Land Trust is, it's a new initiative to protect all of the city's investments in affordable housing going forward." -- Randy Cole, Housing Supervisor, Columbia Community Land Trust  January 15, 2019