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Due to Valerie Alexander-Moseley's unwavering support for the Albany Community Land Trust's revitalization project, she stands as a steadfast advocate for community development. Serving as the tenured Board President for 29 years, Valerie's commitment to the Trust's mission is deeply personal, as she purchased a house from the Trust in 1989, shaping her family's life within its walls. Valerie’s enduring belief in the importance of access and ownership, particularly in historically redlined neighborhoods, reflects a dedication to breaking down barriers and fostering inclusive community growth. Valerie recognizes the transformative power of the ARPA grant and envisions a future where ACLT’s and ARPA’s impact extends beyond the physical renovations to create vibrant, thriving neighborhoods. 

The comprehensive program encompasses 35 fully-funded projects, including initiatives focused on fostering community spaces, creating workforce opportunities and supporting affordable housing and homeownership.


The Albany Community Land Trust, a non-profit developer with a mission to create and preserve affordable housing in Albany, is set to develop a project in the West Hill neighborhood. Unlike for-profit developers, the ACLT focuses on renovating derelict houses and vacant lots to either sell them below market rate or retain ownership and rent to low-income tenants. 

Since its founding in 1987, the ACLT has evolved from addressing basic housing code requirements to undertaking full renovations, bringing over 110 houses back from dereliction. 

With the recent allocation of $600,000 from the American Rescue Plan Act, the ACLT is poised to expand its impact by acquiring more houses for renovation. The Trust's commitment to creating vibrant neighborhoods and fostering a sense of community is reflected in its comprehensive approach to housing revitalization.

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