The central and ongoing purposes of Urban EcoBlock Community Land Trust (CLT) is to: 1) preserve equity, ecological and land stewardship in perpetuity, 2) assure ongoing affordability and mixed income community, and 3) manage the business of common systems, resale formula and land acquisition. 

In the building stage the CLT is expected to hold land and work with developers toward the ecological and community goals. The Trust would initially be used to manage the programming of commons, shared facilities and maintenance, though this aspect might later be passed off to individual blocks and managed as homeowner’s association or cooperative while the CLT board is broadened to include residents, Urban EcoBlock partners with shared values, and representatives of community organizations.