SITKA COMMUNITY LAND TRUST

Affordable Home Ownership for Sitkans

aka SCLT   |   Sitka, AK   |  sitkaclt.org

Mission

DEVELOP AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPPORTUNITY IN SITKA, ALASKA

Ruling year info

2008

Co-Executive Director

Mim McConnell

Co-Executive Director

Randy Hughey

Main address

Po Box 6461

Sitka, AK 99835 USA

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Formerly known as

Sitka Community Development Corporation

EIN

35-2292107

NTEE code info

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Housing Owners, Renters Organizations (L50)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Halibut Point Cottages

SCLT is developing a cottage neighborhood on land donated by the City and Borough of Sitka.

Population(s) Served

The isolated island community of Sitka, Alaska has been struggling with affordability issues in every aspect of life for decades. Affordable housing has always been in the forefront of making this charming, scenic place economically sustainable. In 2006, concerned citizens took matters into their own hands and created the Sitka Community Development Corporation. A decade later, the name is now Sitka Community Land Trust (SCLT), and a cottage neighborhood is being planned for building on donated city land. SCLT focuses on serving low- and moderate-income families in Sitka and surrounding Southeast Alaska communities.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The goals of the Sitka Community Land Trust during the next 18 months are to develop a neighborhood of seven small, affordable homes on a piece of property given us by the City of Sitka. These homes will range in size from 480 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 $159,000 to $259,000. 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 two Co-EDs have been receiving training at annual housing conferences focused on community land trusts. Board members have various skills that will create a successful housing project.

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. The first home has been built and occupied. Six more homes will be constructed over the coming years.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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SITKA COMMUNITY LAND TRUST

Board of directors
as of 9/28/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Michelle Putz

USDA Forest Service

Term: 2018 - 2021


Board co-chair

Maureen O'Hanlon

surveyor

Term: 2019 - 2022

Rachel Jones

attorney

Brian Hames

Hames Corporation

Sarah Allison

First Bank

Erin Fulton

SEARHC

Will Peterson

STA

Leah Mason

UAS

Jill Hirai

architect

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and 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
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/15/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

No data

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/15/2020

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.