What we do
We are partnering with communities, building wealth, and power through ownership. We are pioneering innovation in the fields of modular cross laminated timber (CLT), cooperative ownership, and community-driven development. We are using bridge financing, patient private capital, and innovations in construction to lower the cost of homeownership. We are developing scalable and replicable models that can be used in historically underserved communities.
Our projects and partnerships are built on a set of shared values and a commitment to the community. Neighborhoods identify critical properties and work with us to acquire, develop, and ultimately own the land on which they stand and the homes in which they live.
Related Perspectives and News
Several dozen volunteers and field partners planted over 1,500 trees during the past month with our Evergreen Carbon Capture program. Over their 100-year lifetime, these trees will capture over 7,500 tons of carbon.
“Urban wildlife,” that’s what scientists call raccoons that are now thriving in our cities. Raccoons are fascinating scientists as they move into our urban areas in record numbers. They stay close to their many dens — usually only traveling in a three-block radius. Raccoon mothers are affectionate and devoted to their kits; females often den together in what is aptly called a nursery.
You never quite know what to expect from your first week of work, but rarely is caramel sauce tasting a key part of your on-the-job training. I started at Forterra a little over a month ago as the digital media & graphic design manager, and I secretly think I got hired because I mentioned my love for Hot Cakes’ motto, “Be Honest. Stay True.”
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