Tag: Michael Brown

Community Land Trust to close Sitka’s affordability gap?

A Community Land Trust is another step closer to reality in Sitka. The Sitka Assembly Tuesday night (2-11-14) awarded $7,500 to the Sitka Community Development Corporation to support the non-profit’s creation of a trust. The funding will support the salary of the non-profit’s director, Mim McConnell, who is also Sitka’s mayor. On Wednesday, the Sitka Chamber of Commerce heard a pitch from a CLT consultant. Read More

Land trust, not landlord

MICHAELBROWN_100When you start talking about providing affordability, or low-cost housing, in a community, there’s always a little pushback. Not In My Backyard comes to mind, along with resistance to anyone’s tampering with the open market. Michael Brown, with Burlington Associates in St. Joseph, Minnesota, says CLT’s don’t deserve either. Read More

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