“Creating a CLT can help ensure that as development happens in Brownsville, it’s done in a way that keeps the interests of the community front and center,” said Napolitano. “By empowering the community to participate in the development process, the CLT can ensure that new construction addresses what matters to Brownsville residents, like creating more housing that’s truly affordable. Most importantly, a CLT gives the community a strong say in future planning and development. It’s crucial that a CLT is established before development comes in, so that affordability can be preserved for current residents.”