For many young Sitkans, buying a house feels like an impossible dream. But for one single mother, a community land trust is turning the dream of home ownership into a more affordable reality.
by Robert Woolsey, KCAW | Feb 12, 2014 | Local News
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.
by Robert Woolsey, KCAW | May 24, 2013 | Local News
When 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.
Michael Brown is a Community Land Trust consultant with Burlington Associates. He and Sitka Community Development director (and Sitka mayor) Mim McConnell discuss the options for using CLT's to create affordable housing. With KCAW's Robert Woolsey.