At Cape Fear Community Land Trust, we envision a region with no barriers to quality, affordable housing. The region would be filled with communities that are vibrant, holistic, and economically diverse so that all citizens have a choice of where to live, work, and play.


Our Mission

Cape Fear Community Land Trust exists to enhance and restore vibrant and diverse communities by holding land in trust, thus removing the cost of land from our clients and creating forever affordability.

One of the greatest threats to our community is the lack of affordable housing in the region for our working population.
— City of Wilmington, Comprehensive Plan

What We've Achieved


  • 8 Land Lease Properties
  • 2 Below Market-Rate Rentals
  • One Agency Lease
  • 3 Successful Renovations
  • Increased Revenue from Leases
  • Secured CRA Funding
  • Built our Property Portfolio
  • Initiated Relationships with Banks


  • Increased Awareness of CFCLT
  • Participation in Planning Efforts
  • Successful Fundraising Event
  • New Office Space Partnership
  • Use of Freelance Grantwriter
  • Diversification of Revenues
  • Increased Board Involvement
  • Partnership with Other Nonprofits