Asheville-Buncombe Community Land Trust

Robert Thomas

Position: Board Member

Robert Thomas is a 33-year-old native of Asheville, N.C. He is an experienced Community Leader with a
knack for innovation, who centers his work around advocating for those most impacted by the inequities
of the Criminal Justice System. As a former Justice involved individual himself, he understands the
negative impacts and disparities faced by people of color in the carceral system. With over 10 years of
direct experience, Robert has now narrowed his focus to racial justice, decarceration, and activism
around police accountability. In addition, Robert is the newly named Community Liaison for the Racial
Justice Coalition of Asheville and a partner of a minority-owned Equity Consulting Firm.

Membership Overview

The ABCLT is a membership-based nonprofit that is controlled by its members. All ABCLT homeowners are members, and other people in the community may also join. All general members have a say in the direction of the ABCLT through voting at the annual membership meeting.

As a general member, you will:

  • Help create and maintain housing that will remain permanently affordable.
  • Participate in meetings of the Membership. 
  • Cast 1 vote on matters properly put before the Membership.
  • Nominate and participate in the election of the Board of Directors.
  • Serve on the Board or committees, if chosen.
  • Receive notices and minutes of Membership Meetings and Annual Reports.
  • You are invited to attend trainings and events.

As a supporting member, you will:

  • Help create and maintain housing that will remain permanently affordable. 
  • Participate in meetings of the Membership. 
  • Serve on the Board or committees, if chosen.
  • Receive notices and minutes of Membership Meetings and Annual Reports.
  • You are invited to attend trainings and events.

The annual membership fee is $25/year or 2 hours of sweat equity.

To become a member, please complete online the application form on this page or you can download the PDF version and mail it in with your $25 membership fee.