About Us

We founded Landed in 2015 to uphold those who uphold us: our educators, healthcare workers, and first responders. In expensive cities, high land prices make it difficult for many individuals to become the long-term residents our communities depend on. If we want stronger schools and safer communities, we need to support those who make it possible. 

The first place we tackled was our own backyard, the San Francisco Bay Area, where we created our shared equity down payment program. Since then, we’ve expanded to help school employees navigate all of their different options for buying a home. Helping great educators become homeowners keeps them in the classroom and improves student outcomes; that's why our down payment program is financially supported by organizations like the DRK Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, who share our commitment to helping educators live near the communities they serve. Since our founding, we’ve been able to expand our reach to K-12 and higher ed employees across Seattle, Portland, Denver, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Hawaiʻi. Recent press coverage of our work can be found in The New York Times, Forbes, NPR, and The Wall Street Journal.

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We help educators buy homes.

We help educators buy homes.

  • We provide a personalized team that includes a Landed homebuying expert and a partner agent.
  • We help you navigate all of your options for buying a home – including our own shared equity down payment program, which helps school employees get to a 20% down payment without any income restrictions. 
  • We support you with free homebuying education and guidance.
  • We provide competitive property reviews to help your home offer stand out. 

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Our Mission

Our Mission

Landed is on a mission to help essential professionals, starting with educators, build financial security near the communities they serve. We support educators on the path to homeownership.

The homebuying journey starts long before you’re financially ready to buy a home. No matter where you are on that journey, we will work with you to find a path forward.

Our Team

Landed's team offsite during the summer of 2019
We are former educators, organizers, realtors, consultants, and investors working together to serve essential professionals.

Landed has the backing of Y Combinator, top banking executives, affordable housing policy experts, union organizers, philanthropists, Stanford economists, and prominent venture capital investors. To learn about the team behind Landed, read our bios here.

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Partner with Landed

We partner with schools, districts, real estate agents, and community organizations to provide Landed support to as many educators as possible. Our 90+ school district partners across the country include Denver Public Schools, South San Francisco Unified, Redondo Beach Unified, Santa Cruz City Schools, and Bellevue School District, in addition to colleges and universities. We also partner with nonprofits that support educators, such as the College Football Playoff Foundation. To find out how you can partner with Landed, support our work, or become a homebuyer, please reach out to us today.

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