You can earn your required free AHFC HomeChoice™ Certification at home. Visit the AHFC website for more info.
Now accepting application for S'us' Héeni Sháak Community cottages of all sizes for future sales. Apply now!
SCLT's next regular meeting is Monday, December 14th 6:15-8:00pm via Zoom. Contact us for information on how to attend.

SCLT & Local
News

  • Sitka Tribe of Alaska and the Sitka Community Land Trust and Announce a New Name for Sitka's Affordable Housing Community on Halibut Point Road: Sitka Tribe of Alaska (STA) and the Sitka Community Land Trust (SCLT) are proud to announce the renaming of SCLT's new affordable housing community located at 1306 Halibut Point Road with the Tlingit name “S'us' Héeni Sháak" Community. With staff support from STA Culture and Community Liaison, Daanax.ilséik Chuck Miller, and STA Tribal Community Elder Coordinator, Xannie Borseth, the name was discussed and recommended by STA's Cultural Resource Committee (CRC), a group of Tlingit elders and culture bearers who gather for regular monthly meetings. S'us' Héeni Sháak refers to the watershed area around S’us’ Héeni (Harlequin Duck Creek/Cascade Creek) on which the SCLT land is located. more (PDF file)
  • Regular Meeting: The Sitka Community Land Trust will hold its next regular meeting Monday, December 14th, 6:15-8:00pm, on a Zoom call. The public is encouraged to attend. The SCLT is a non-profit organization that relies on community support and participation. For more information about joining the virtual meeting, contact Mim McConnell at 738-2888.   
  • House Prices*:
    1. Mighty Mouse House/1 bed/1 bath/480 sqft: $159,000.
    2. 2-bedroom with Master bdrm and loft/1 bath/670+300 loft sqft: $TBD.
    3. 2-bedroom/1.5 bath/936 sqft: $226,800.
    4. 3-bedroom/1.5 bath/1,344 sqft: $259,000.
      * NOTE: Home prices are estimates. Construction costs have been increasing because of the pandemic.
    Property Designs. Construction will begin for a home after a SCLT qualified buyer has a pre-qualification letter from their lender. Once we have that, we take it to our lender for a construction loan and schedule construction. Federal loans such as USDA Rural development and VA will necessitate having a back-up buyer before construction begins. House Plans

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S'us' Héeni Sháak Community
SCLT 1 BDRM Mighty Mouse House
SCLT 2 BDRM with stairs to loft
SCLT 2 Bedroom House
SCLT 3 Bedroom House
Subdivision
GIS Map of Neighborhood

3-D tour of the 2-bedroom house design

Own a home in Sitka using this homebuying step-by-step process:

  1. Are you Eligible? Review the eligibility criteria.
  2. Watch a Video to learn more about Community Land Trusts.
  3. Download a SCLT Application and talk with SCLT staff.
  4. Meet with Lender The lender will help determine:
    1. determine whether you qualify for a mortgage;
    2. provide information on financial assistance available;
    3. and provide you with a pre-qualification letter.
  5. Homebuyer Education Before you Buy: Meet with SCLT Staff. After completing the SCLT application, an interview with staff is held. AHFC HomeChoice™ Certification is achieved through taking the free 6-hour Homebuyer Education Class via webinar or home study. Visit their website.
  6. Close the Deal Sign the SCLT Ground Lease and the deed to the home is transferred to you. Congratulations, you are a homeowner!
  7. After you Buy: Work with Staff. After you are settled in your home, SCLT staff will be available to help your home purchase succeed over the coming years, until you are ready to sell. When that time comes, we will help you then, too. We'll make sure you have access to classes that will help you succeed.
SCLT Documents
SCLT Qualifications and Housing Application
SCLT Homebuyer Brochure

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Halibut Point Cottages is now called the S'us' Héeni Sháak Community.

S'us' Héeni Sháak Community from Owen Richard Kindig on Vimeo.