Fruit Belt land trust touted by India Walton ‘performing fine,’ funder says. Byron Brown is unimpressed

By Jonathan D. Epstein

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Walton cites her work as founding head of the Fruit Belt Community Land Trust as evidence of her experience, and she sees the organization as a model to protect residents from gentrification in the city’s other neighborhoods.

Citing the land trust’s motto of “development without displacement,” she has called for a citywide federation of such independent entities, as part of a platform focused on workers, lower-income residents and the disadvantaged. And she says that’s central to her housing and development strategy.

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