Welcome to the Community Preservation Trust, a program of the College Park City-University Partnership in College Park, Maryland! We are currently building our site. When it is finished, this website will provide you information about our approach to continuing to grow a sustainable city with a focus on affordable homeownership through innovative use of an Affordable Housing Land Trust.

About this program

Affordable housing land trusts have been around for decades and they work to create a structure where the Trust retains ownership of the land and signs an agreement with the the homeowner for a 99-year land trust agreement for use of the land. This allows the Trust to sell the home to you at a reduced–and affordable–price. Click here for more information on how the College Park Community Preservation Trust works!

The bottom line is—if you are interested in buying a home in College Park and you earn less than 140% of the Area Median Income but you thought you couldn’t afford it—TALK TO US!

We are interested in everyone who wants to be a homeowner in College Park and want to speak to current or former residents of Lakeland neighborhood or their descendants about purchasing a house as well!

Talk to us!

In the meantime, if you want to get on our mailing list to be kept apprised of developments, please email us at dcunningham@collegeparkpartnership.org and we will respond soon.

We are hiring!

We’re looking to expand our team!  The Community Preservation Trust, a program of the College Park City-University Partnership, is seeking a Senior Associate on a part-time basis (initially 20 hours per week), with a possibility of more hours as the program advances. Click here to see the listing and apply.