The Local Enterprise Assistance Fund (LEAF) seeks a researcher to help identify financing vehicles/mechanisms that can effectively support the work of Community Land Trusts (CLTs) in the Greater Boston area in their goal to acquire and preserve permanently affordable housing. CLTs represent a unique tool for providing affordable housing, as they aim to hold land and preserve its affordability in perpetuity. The number of CLTs in Greater Boston has grown in recent years, as they gain recognition and popularity among community groups seeking solutions to Boston’s housing affordability crisis. However additional resources are needed for these CLTs to scale their housing portfolios. Pay is $25-35 per hour. Please contact Penn Loh ( with any questions or to explore interest.

Position found 3/8/2021.