Habitat Partners with Thomas Jefferson Community Land Trust

A new partnership is making the dream of home ownership more accessible than ever for hard working, low-income families.

Habitat for Humanity and the Thomas Jefferson Community Land Trust broke ground on their first joint project in Albemarle County Tuesday afternoon.  Both are working to bring the costs of the land and homebuilding down to help make home ownership more affordable.      

Dan Rosensweig of Habitat for Humanity said, "This is a great partnership between two organizations that are really committed to keeping housing affordable for hard working members of this community."

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville began its work in 1991.  The Thomas Jefferson Community Land Trust was created in 2008.  Because the organization owns the land, it can lease it for virtually nothing back to homeowners.