Our local community land trust, the Mott Haven-Port Morris Community Land Stewards, was established to acquire and hold in perpetuity real property to ensure that community members preserve a stake in a neighborhood profoundly impacted by decades of environmental injustice and economic neglect and to promote pathways to meaningful self-determination for, and to combat deterioration in, the Mott Haven-Port Morris community by (i) creating space for cultural, social, artistic and educational venues, projects and activities that improve the quality of life in Mott Haven-Port Morris, (ii) building community-driven development and local economic opportunities, and (iii) providing permanently affordable housing and homeownership opportunities.