The Florida Keys Community Land Trust has engaged the services of industry leaders in the world of workforce and disaster recovery housing to address this affordable housing crisis.

Board of directors

Yurianna Mikolay
Ken Fricke
Maggie Whitcomb

About the Florida Keys Community Land Trust 

The Florida Keys Community Land Trust is a non-profit 501C3 established in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Irma to preserve and enhance the way of life for the workforce of Monroe County, Florida. Through the community land trust model, we will construct energy efficient and resilient Keys Cottages, designed by Marianne Cusato of the world renowned Katrina Cottages, that will be offered as rentals to households earning less than 80 percent of the area median income of Monroe County. The Florida Keys Community Land Trust, working closely with the Florida Housing Coalition, is committed to bringing workforce housing to The Keys into perpetuity.
Cusato & Co develops innovative housing solutions for disaster rebuilding and workforce housing, founded by Katrina Cottage designer Marianne Cusato. Cusato & Co Kit Homes picks up where the original Katrina Cottage series left off by designing and supplying turnkey kit homes in the US and abroad.
Cypress Community Development Corp, a not for profit housing development division of the DC based strategic advisory and advocacy firm The Cypress Group. Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita they built 450 Katrina Cottages in Louisiana through FEMA funding and affordable housing sources.  
The Florida Housing Coalition is commonly acknowledged as the foremost authority in Florida on affordable housing, homelessness, community development and related issues, as a clearinghouse for information, a provider of training and technical assistance, and an advocate at the state and national levels for people in need of affordable housing.  
IWPR Group is a media relations firm that launched the acclaimed nationwide PR campaign for the Katrina Cottages.
As an equal opportunity housing provider, Florida Keys Community Land Trust provides housing opportunities regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, familial status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

friends of Community Land Trust

We couldn't have made it this far without the support and generosity from these great organizations.