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, Monday, June 27th at 6:00-8pm, at Hames corporate office conference room at 208 Lake Street, Suite B. Contact us for information on how to attend.

Own a home using this process:

 

  1. Are you Eligible? Review the eligibility criteria. NOTE: Do you have mobility issues? We can design your home to meet your needs.
  2. Watch a Video to learn more about Community Land Trusts.
  3. Download a SCLT Application, talk with SCLT staff and attend a Zoom Orientation session.
  4. Talk with a Mortgage Lender The lender will help:
    1. determine whether you qualify for a mortgage;
    2. provide information on financial assistance available;
    3. and provide you with a pre-qualification letter. This will be needed before a home can be built for you.
  5. Homebuyer Education AHFC HomeChoice™ Certification is achieved through taking the free 6-hour Homebuyer Education Class via webinar or home study. Visit their website.
  6. Review S'us' Héeni Sháak Homeowners Association documents that will be sent to you.
  7. Meet with an attorney to go over the Ground Lease. Several local attorneys provide pro bono or low-pro bono fee assistance for this service.
  8. Close the Deal Sign the SCLT Ground Lease and the deed to the home is transferred to you after Closing and the sale is Recorded. Congratulations, you are a homeowner!
  9. 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.

Quick Downloads

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

SCLT Documents
SCLT Qualifications and Housing Application
SCLT Homebuyer Brochure

SCLT & Local News

  • Regular Meeting: The Sitka Community Land Trust will hold its next regular meeting Monday, June 27th at 6:00-8:00pm, in person at the Hames corporate office conference room at 208 Lake Street, Suite B. The public is encouraged to attend. The SCLT is a non-profit organization that relies on community support and participation. For more information, contact Mim McConnell at 907-738-2888.   
  • SCLT Receives a $265,000 Rasmuson Foundation Grant: This generous grant will be used to do development or dirt work on the new land at 1410 and 1414 HPR. Local contractors will shape, contour and drain the site and install underground utilities. The SCLT estimates that the Rasmuson Foundation is providing around $30,000 subsidy for each home that is built. This is part of each home's affordability that will remain with the home in perpetuity. The SCLT appreciates the continuing support of the Rasmuson Foundation.
  • SCLT Receives Land from City: The City and Borough of Sitka Assembly voted 5-1 to transfer city-owned land at 1410 and 1414 HPR to the SCLT. This land is adjacent to the existing SCLT land at 1306 HPR. Partnering with the city in this way is essential to keeping the cost of land out of the cost of buying a home. The SCLT is grateful for the community's support of our program and the Assembly's gift of land.
  • Building Materials The SCLT building plans have been impacted by the high prices of building materials, a nationwide issue. But the costs have come enough now to start building more houses. Two homes will be under contract in January 2022.
  • House Prices*: We now have 7 House Designs. These are some estimated prices. Some have not been updated since last spring.
    1. Mighty Mouse House/1 bed/1 bath/480 sqft: $159,000.
    2. 2-bedroom/1.5 bath/936 sqft-Hemlock: $238,000.
    3. 3-bedroom/1.5 bath/1,344 sqft-Spruce: $260,200.
    4. 3-bedroom/2 bath/1,100 sqft-Cedar: $275,000
      * NOTE: Home prices are estimates.
    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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Halibut Point Cottages is now called the S'us' Héeni Sháak Community.

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