Help Create People-Powered Housing!

At the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC), we believe that housing should be a community asset and a human right, not a commodity on the speculative market. Skyrocketing housing costs are propelling more people into poverty than ever and displacing residents and local businesses, especially in communities of color. We need #PeoplePoweredEconomies where housing is sustainable, controlled by community, and affordable for every member of society. Learn more about SELC’s Housing Program here.

 Our goal for May is to raise $30,000 in 30 days. Will you join us?

Learn more about our #PeoplePoweredEconomies campaign here.

It takes a people-powered organization to create people-powered housing! Hundreds of you responded to our call last year and we have accomplished much together since then. It's time to go further. Become a member or increase your existing membership* and help the Sustainable Economies Law Center develop new models and empowering tools for equitable housing. Your donation will help us:

  • DSCN1435.JPGWork with a client to prototype a permanently affordable cooperative housing project crowdfunded by the community;

  • Create an online resource library of legal tools for innovative housing and land stewardship models;

  • Develop a half-day training on how to start a housing cooperative;

  • Advance policies to support community land trusts, legalize tiny homes, and reduce barriers to cooperative housing; and

  • Much more!

Your partnership this month has extra impact. 10% of every donation this month will go to support two of our incredible grassroots partners doing great work to advance #PeoplePoweredEconomies in their communities: Cooperation Richmond and Planting Justice.

Cooperation Richmond & Planting Justice

And if you become a new member with a recurring donation, the Fund 4 Democratic Communities will match your gift with $100! Become a member TODAY and make your support go even further!

Support People Powered Economies today!

In Solidarity and Cooperation,

SELC's Housing Program - 
Sara, Chris, Janelle, and Elizabeth D. 

* Extra special thanks to our existing Community Members - we couldn't have come this far without YOU! If you would like to increase your membership, please email Eunice Kwon at

Thanks to our Partners and Collaborators: