Bright Community Trust
Artist, teacher, community builder, and social entrepreneur, Anthony Jones currently leads Bright Community Trust, a nonprofit community development enterprise built around the Community Land Trust model. Formerly Director of Pinellas County Community Development and Housing Finance Authority, he was responsible for of up to $40 Million dollars annually, partnering to produce over 10,000 units and $1.25 billion dollars of private investment. Anthony established the Pinellas Community Housing Trust Fund’s $19,000,000 of local ad valorem and Pinellas Land Assembly Fund’s $15,000,000 from sales tax. Anthony is a former vice-president of Florida Housing Coalition and has served on the board of Florida Community Loan Fund, Pinellas Homeless Coalition, Tampa Bay Harvest, National Community Land Trust Network, Leadership Tampa Bay and Neighborhood Lending Partners. Anthony also serves as faculty of the Community Real Estate Development program at USF’s Florida Institute of Government.Anthony is passionate about his art, neighborhood revitalization, and public policy.