Tag: Housing

Restrictions on new short-term rental permits now in effect

Sitka is cracking down on short-term rentals run by non-resident owners. When the Sitka Assembly met on Tuesday (9-13-22), it adopted new rules for vacation rentals that require owners to reside on the same property for at least six months of the year. And all permits for short-term rentals will sunset when a property changes hands. Read More

A refuge from high housing costs, Sitka’s land trust neighborhood is growing two cottages at a time

The homes were sold for about $260,000 -- far below the market value for a new home in Sitka. In a presentation to the Sitka Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday (11-17-21), land trust co-executive director Randy Hughey said that the organization’s formula for affordability included keeping the houses small, selling only the houses and not the land, and using grants to subsidize site preparation and utilities. Read More

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