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

SCLT & Local

  • Regular Meeting: The Sitka Community Land Trust will hold its next regular meeting Monday, June 15th, 6-8pm, 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-bedroom/1 bath with loft: $197,000. 2-bedroom/1.5 bath: $226,906. 3-bedroom/1.5 bath: $249,000. Construction will begin soon for the 2nd 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
  • AHFC HomeChoice™ Certification Class: Alaska Housing Finance Corporation offers this free class to help prospective homebuyers through the decisions and steps of the home buying process. This is required for SCLT homebuyers. You can also do a free home study course. Visit their website to register for this class or learn about home study.

Quick Downloads

Halibut Point Cottages
SCLT 1 Bedroom House
SCLT 2 Bedroom House
SCLT 3 Bedroom House
1 page Flyer with all three houses
GIS Map of Neighborhood

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

  1. Are you Eligible? Review the eligibility criteria.
  2. Review the Steps to Apply Review the following steps listed below.
  3. Watch a Video to learn more about Community Land Trusts.
  4. Pickup/Download a SCLT Application The application was revised 11/7/17. Hard copies can be picked up at 606A Sawmill Creek Road.
  5. Meet with Lender The lender will help you determine whether you meet the SCLT income requirements; determine whether you qualify for a mortgage; provide information on financial assistance available; provide basic information on the Sitka Community Land Trust program; and provide you with a pre-qualification letter.
  6. 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. (This is a free 8 hour Home Buyer Education Class. It can also be a home study course if classes are not available. HUD also has a qualifying class (for a fee), Finally Home!
  7. After you Buy: Work with Staff. We'll help you succeed with access to classes!
  8. Close the Deal The selection process will conclude with a lottery. Sign the SCLT Ground Lease and the deed to the home is transferred to you. Congratulations, you are a homeowner!
SCLT Documents
SCLT Qualifications and Housing Application
SCLT Homebuyer Brochure

SCLT Updates

Stay up-to-date about the SCLT by signing up for our occasional Newsletter. You can easily unsubscribe.

Halibut Point Cottages from Owen Richard Kindig on Vimeo.