A Timeline of Our Progress

Atlanta Land Trust (ALT) was developed as a way to ensure access to long-term housing affordability in Atlanta. Since its inception, the organization has worked with City leaders, developers and planners to secure and preserve affordable housing options for residents of Atlanta.

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (BLP) began exploration of CLTs as a tool to mitigate economic displacement in advance of BeltLine development

January 2007

BLP engaged leading national expert John Davis of Burlington Associates to meet with Atlanta housing and community leaders and assist with CLT development in Atlanta

September 2007

BLP, AHAND (now Georgia ACT) and Atlanta Civic Site convened CLT Development Committee in September, facilitated by John Davis

September 2008

CLT Development Committee met throughout 2009 and developed the framework for creating CLTs in Atlanta


The Atlanta CLT Collaborative, Inc. dba Atlanta Land Trust Collaborative (ALTC) incorporated, with funding from Home Depot, United Way, and NCB capital

December 2009

First board meeting; Valarie Wilson elected as Board President

January 2010

Tony Pickett hired as first Executive Director

October 2010

Executed deed restriction agreements for the first 3 units in the ALT portfolio located in the Lofts at Reynoldstown Crossing


ALTC Board of Directors engaged the services of Housing Consultant Julie Brunner to conduct an Organizational Assessment

September 2013

The Organizational Assessment was compiled and reviewed with the ALTC Board of Directors

January 2014

ALTC Board of Directors began the transformation by seeking and securing funding to support the required work at hand, holding Officer and Board Member elections, and seeking out key partnerships to support the work

August - December 2014

Christopher Norman elected as Board President

October 2014

Engaged Burlington Associates to assist with a Strategic Board Retreat – as a result, the ALTC Board of Directors outlined the necessary steps to move forward in detail as a framework

Engaged Burlington Associates to interact with Atlanta BeltLine Inc. and provide input for Integrated Housing Action Plan

December 2014

Received $100,000 from Ford Foundation to support strategic work

February 2015

Engaged Burlington Associates to prepared comprehensive 36-month Business Plan (finalized in May 2016)

Enterprise Community Partners donated property located in Oakland City for development into CLT units

October 2015

Enterprise Community Partners and Wells Fargo provided $108,000 grant to support Transit Oriented Development of donated property located in Oakland City

May 2016

Legal name changed to Atlanta Land Trust, Inc.

November 2017

The Kendeda Fund provided multi-year $1,000,000 grant

December 2017

Amanda Rhein hired as new Executive Director

August 2018