Community Improvement, Capacity Building

SITKA COMMUNITY LAND TRUST

Affordable Home Ownership for Sitkans

aka SCLT

Sitka, AK

Mission

DEVELOP AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPPORTUNITY IN SITKA, ALASKA

Ruling Year

2008

Executive Director

Mim McConnell

Main Address

Po Box 6461

Sitka, AK 99835 USA

Keywords

Community-Supported, Sustainable, Affordable Home Ownership

EIN

35-2292107

 Number

5416972608

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Housing Owners, Renters Organizations (L50)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

The Sitka Community Land Trust can have significant impact on the shortage of affordable homes in Sitka because it addresses one of the root causes: the artificial scarcity of land caused by government ownership. We are surrounded by Federal, State, and Municipal land. A CLT can work here because it is politically palatable for State and municipal governments to put land in a trust, held for 99 years and devoted to affordable housing, whereas putting land into private ownership raises concerns for unfair profiting.

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

The goals of the Sitka Community Land Trust during the next 18 months are to develop a neighborhood of six small, affordable homes on a piece of property given us by the City of Sitka. These homes will range in size from 700 to 1,100 square feet in a mix of one, two, and three bedroom homes. They will be sold to low and median income families in the CLT model of ownership. We intend to offer these homes in the range of $160,000 to $230,000. As a point of reference, the average home sale in Sitka is close to $400,000.

a . acquire land and buildings
b. develop land in an environmentally and socially responsible manner
c. construct or renovate buildings that are healthy,durable and energy efficient
d. educate and counsel homebuyers and rental tenants
e. steward what it creates for current and future generations
f. and may operate for-profit business(es) to support organizational sustainability.

The ED has been receiving training at annual housing conferences focused on community land trusts. Board members have various skills that will create a successful housing project.

7 homes will be owned by Sitkans in the 80%-120% AMI range and working at jobs that can afford the mortgage and other housing payments. They will not be cost-burdened.

We own one parcel which has a Planned Unit Development approved by the City. Home designs are complete. The land has been prepared for home construction. Seven homes will be constructed over the coming months with the first buyers moving in the summer of 2018.

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SITKA COMMUNITY LAND TRUST

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

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No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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No

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

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