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Become a member of Homestead Community Land Trust and attend our Annual Meeting held every January.

Members Build Community

Homestead Community Land Trust creates thriving, equitable and inclusive communities through the creation and preservation of homeownership opportunities that are permanently affordable to low and moderate income people and families.  Homestead itself thrives through equitable and inclusive engagement and governance of our organization. As a membership organization, we believe that an engaged membership strengthens our relevance to our community and the community’s support for our mission.

Homestead is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation with an open membership and a democratically elected board of trustees. One third of our Board members are homeowners from our program, which assures their voice is always represented, and we stay connected to what is important to them.

A strong community organization needs your voice as well. Benefits of Membership include:

  • A vote in any official meeting of the membership including the Annual Meeting to elect members of the Board of Delegates and vote on the organization’s affairs.
  • Invitation to Annual Meeting and Annual Member Picnic
  • Homestead ENews and mailed newsletters
  • Acknowledgement in the Annual Report
  • Knowledge that my support is creating a legacy of affordability in my community

 

Members pay an annual $25 fee or volunteer 3 hours of service prior to the Annual Meeting in January.

Become a Member or Renew Your Membership

Please download the membership application form here, complete it, then mail it in with your payment. You may also complete the form, then scan and email it to info@homesteadclt.org and use our online payment system to submit your membership fee. Make an online payment here.

Not Sure If You Are A Member?

All Homestead homeowners are automatically members and do not pay dues. If you own a home through Homestead’s program you are a member. In the past, you were counted as a member if you had given a donation to Homestead in the year prior to the annual meeting. We now require that you sign the membership form and pay a $25 membership fee (specifically designated as a membership fee) any time between Dec. 1 of the year preceding the Annual Meeting (usually held in January).

For additional information about membership, please contact info@homesteadclt.org

Volunteering Hours?

Members who wish to fulfill their membership requirement through volunteer hours are encouraged to submit their membership application by August 1 of the year preceding the Annual Meeting to allow adequate time for sufficient volunteer work to be completed. We may not be able to honor volunteer hour applications if they are made later than Oct. 1.


Notice of Annual Meeting

January 29, 2017:  5:00 - 7:00 pm.
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106

Please RSVP your attendance for food planning here.

Dinner served at 5:00 pm

Agenda for Business Meeting:  5:45 to 7:00 pm

  • Annual Report
  • Approval of Minutes 2016 Annual Meeting
  • Election of New Delegates to the Board of Delegates
  • Election of Officers of the Board of Delegates
  • Bylaws Vote
  • Membership Dues Approval

 

Supporting Information


Applications for Board of Delegates


Officers recommended by the Board for 2017

  • Tony Case, President
  • Aric Ho, Vice President
  • David Garcia, Secretary
  • Ken Tanzer, Treasurer


Draft Bylaws Recommended to the Membership for Approval


Membership Dues Approval

  • The Board recommends that all non-homeowner members pay $25 per year dues or complete three hours of volunteer service.
  • Previously members were assessed $1 for every $1,000 of income they earned or such payments could be waived entirely. Changes are being made to simplify the approval process, make it more fair, and to encourage broad community membership.

 

Questions about the Annual Meeting? Contact Tim Morley, President or Kathleen Hosfeld, Executive Director.