Community Enterprise Law contains four libraries of information on the following topics:

  • Entity Formation: Tools to help determine the right entity to create and sustain your community enterprise.
  • Financing: Tools to help navigate various options and opportunities for funding your community enterprise.
  • Employment: Tools to understand the rules around employment by your community enterprise.
  • Land and Housing: Tools to use when community enterprise involves buying or leasing land or physical structures.

IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ: Community Enterprise Law was created by the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) to provide a forum for sharing, organizing, and making sense of information related to the laws relevant to building resilient communities. The information on this website is not legal advice, and should absolutely not be taken as true or accurate, especially because this is a collaborative space in which many people are contributing ideas and information. SELC does not have the capacity to monitor all information shared in this space, and therefore cannot attest to the quality and accuracy of the information. In addition, information on this page could become outdated, and laws vary from place to place. Finally, and most importantly, we’d like to repeat that the information contained here is NOT LEGAL ADVICE. Anyone who uses this website should verify this information independently and seek independent legal counsel before relying on any of this information. If you have read this entire paragraph, congratulations and thank you! Now you are warmed up and ready to dive into our resources!