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Communities turn to land trusts as costs rise

Local non-profit organisations acquire properties to create permanently affordable housing

KEEPING IT LOCAL: "There is such a spectrum of need here, a lack of options at all different income levels," said Kim Thompson, executive director of Community Land Trust Association of West Marin, where the land trust model helps keep housing within reach for locals.

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AT the Hog Island Oyster Company in Marshall, California, diners eat at picnic tables overlooking Tomales Bay, where oysters and clams grow just offshore.

But while lunch reaches your plate with virtually no food-miles on it, that is not true of Hog Island's staff.