Puerto Rico is currently facing a severe humanitarian crisis, in the wake of the worst hurricane in a century. Millions of people on the island currently lack access to water, fuel and healthcare.
The international CLT community is extremely concerned about the situation at Caño Martín Peña, a major CLT located in a flood-prone area of San Juan. Many houses there have been partly or completely destroyed by Hurrican Maria.
Caño Martín Peña is an inspiring example of what the CLT movement can achieve, having given residents new rights and security of tenure and made significant environmental improvements in the area. In 2015, this was recognised by the award of BSHF's World Habitat Award.
Caño Martín Peña now desperately needs our help. Residents are already working with volunteers, architects and engineers to rebuild the neighbourhood, in as fair and sustainable a way as possible.
The international CLT movement stands in solidarity with Caño Martín Peña, and is raising much-needed funds for its recovery. Champlain Housing Trust has launched a fundraising campaign, which will ensure that 100% of donations go directly to CMP residents. You can make a donation here.
The National Community Land Trust Network is proud to support this campaign, and we urge CLT members and supporters in the UK to give generously to our friends in Puerto Rico.