To all our friends who have donated in 2019—A BIG THANKS! Because of you, we have nearly reached our goal!
And for those of you who haven’t yet given this year—there’s still time! You have five days left to make a donation in this calendar year. Will you do it now?
2020 IS GOING TO BE A BIG YEAR FOR WEST MARIN. Last week, the Coast Guard property moved another step closer toward becoming what we have all worked for: a neighborhood of homes that local workers, families and seniors can afford. While no contract has yet been awarded to renovate the homes there, we are hopeful that CLAM will be selected by the Countyin the coming months.
While we work to advance this transformative project, you know that CLAM continues our daily work of creating homes for those who work here and want to live here. What you may not know is what a difference CLAM also makes in the lives of homeowners who have extra spacein their homes and want to offer a rental to someone who needs one.
For example, last month an employee with the Point Reyes National Seashore Association moved into an apartment created within an existing single family home, through CLAM’s Real Community Rentals program. We helpedmatch the homeowner with a tenant who could help with errands and yard work. Now the homeowner has the income and support she needs by making housing available to a tenant vetted by CLAM, who, in turn, is thrilled to live near his workplace!
Thank you for joining with CLAM in working toward solutions in West Marin, makinghomes available across the spectrum of our community–farmers and families, teachers and nurses, clerks and counter people, older adults and caregivers, and so many more. Thank you for your vision and your belief in CLAM. Truly, you make this possible.
All the best, Stephanie Roth
Community Land Trust Association of West Marin
PS Your donation today will help ensure that CLAM’s important work continues. We are less than $25,000 from our year-end fundraising goal, with just 5 days to meet it. We are a small community and every gift counts... if you haven’t already, please give now. Thank you!