Home-buyers class a first-step toward ownership in Sitka’s new land trust

Randy Hughey and Michael LaGuire are board members with the Sitka Community Development Corporation, which has established a community land trust. The first property in the trust will be available for sale sometime next year. Anyone interested in applying must first take a free Home Choice class from the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, Sep 10 & 11, 6-10 PM. To register visit the AHFC online, or call 1-800-459-2921 Read More

Community Land Trust: Thanks, and now the work begins

170701_Joshua_Houston-001Thanks to all the agencies and individuals who helped make Sitka's first Community Land Trust a Reality. The next steps for Sitka Community Development Corporation are to approve a house design, select a qualified prospective home owner according to the CLT process, coach the home owner through financing, select a builder for the home on Lillian Drive, oversee the building project, and then choose our next project. Read More

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

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