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Membership

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 complete the membership application form 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 26, 2020:  3:00 - 5:30 pm.
Hillman City Collaboratory, 5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

Please RSVP your attendance here.

Check-In at 3:00 PM

Schedule

3:00 PM - Arrival and Check-In
3:10 PM - Report on Solarize the Land Trust
3:20 PM - Strategic Plan Conversation Café
Background on our strategic planning process and the Conversation Café (PDF file)
4:15 PM - Business Meeting

Business Meeting Agenda

-  Approval of minutes from 2019 meeting
-  Annual Report
-  Introduction of Candidates for Board
-  Board Election (Voting)
-  Board Officer Election (Voting)

4:45 PM - Business Meeting Adjourns

Candidates for the Board of Delegates

The Board recommends these candidates to the Board of Delegates be approved by a vote of the membership at the Annual Meeting.

Non-Lessee/Homeowner Board Candidates

Cherryl Jackson-Williams - Family and Community Engagement Coordinator, Renton School District, Renton Innovation Zone Initiative.

Jasmine Jones - Business Development Specialist, Seattle Credit Union.

Michael S. Smith - V.P. Production Manager, Homestreet Bank.

Lessee/Homeowner Board Candidate

Janelle Rothfolk, Division Director, Catholic Community Services

Supporting Information


The Board recommends this slate of officers to be approved by a vote of the membership at the Annual meeting.

 

Questions about the Annual Meeting? Contact Kathleen Hosfeld, Executive Director.