As a resident-led organization, Heatherington Land Trust will permanently hold land in trust to create and preserve high quality housing that is affordable to people with moderate or low incomes. HLT will also promote community economic development, social-cultural services, sustainability, health and green space for the benefit of neighbourhood residents of all ages now and for all future generations.

Heatherington Land Trust exists to preserve the socio-economic character and diversity of the Heatherington-Herongate area, making it an inspiration for residents and nonresidents alike. As a land holder, HLT will ensure diverse community members from the neighbourhood are empowered and have a permanent seat at the table for planning and land-use in Ottawa.