Read updates from SCCLT here: https://www.scclandtrust.org/newsletters.html
The SCCLT remains open. All in-person meetings and orientations have been cancelled, but staff remain available during limited hours for email or phone consultations. For more information about the Covid-19 response in the borough, visit their Coronavirus Resources and Information page : https://coronavirus-response-state-college-borough-statecollegepa.hub.arcgis.com/
We believe now, as ever, that a diverse mix of homeowners is essential to sustaining State College's vibrant neighborhoods. Thank you for supporting our work!
Mardi Gras (Fastnacht?) seems like the perfect day to let you know that tickets are available now for our first ever Rootenanny, a celebration of the roots that ground our community, a New Orleans themed fundraiser for the State College Community Land Trust and Leadership Centre County. Featuring food by Taproot Kitchen and a Ten Thousand Villages State College pop-up shop (proceeds benefiting SCCLT). Get your tickets today!
SCCLT's Real Estate and Rehab Committee spent some time checking out a home in the Highlands last week. Among chief considerations of any potential SCCLT home are price, condition and space. While A home must be able to be rehabbed and remain affordable for a land trust homebuyer, since SCCLT is going to rehab a home before selling to an income qualified buyer, it is not important that a home be move-in ready in order for a home to be considered by SCCLT. Nor is a speedy timeline important. We often work with an interested seller to acquire a home on their timeline, enabling them to focus on the hard work of moving, instead of worrying about listing and showings.
Members, homeowners, board, staff and friends of SCCLT gathered at the New Leaf Initiative on Thursday, January 16 for our 24th Annual Meeting. Attendees got 2019 highlights, hearb about 2020 opportunities on the horizon, welcomed new board members, recognized outgoing board members, and even did a little crafting. Attendees created origami versions of their own homes, and placed them on a colorful floor map of the borough, and also shared their favorite SCCLT memories and hopes and dreams for the next 25 years.
Special thanks to outgoing board members Peter Morris, and Jerry Wettstone, and kudos to Joe Cortazzo for his contributions to SCCLT's outreach efforts.
What a way to end this year & decade; please welcome our 69th homeowners! They closed today, in time for the holidays!
Thank you, as always to our partners @JSSB, Nittany Settlement, @State_CollegePA's Borough Planning staff and our new homeowners for being awesome! Congrats!
We welcomed our 68th homeowner this afternoon! Thanks to Carrie at Jersey Shore State Bank, Liz Eirmann, the Borough of State College's Housing Specialist, and our very own Colleen Ritter for bringing this sale to a close, and CONGRATS to our newest neighbor, community member and homeowner!
Wow, could there be a more perfect day to be a roofer? Not a cloud in the sky! Our house on Sunrise Terrace is getting a new roof today as we get closer to closing day. Our buyer should be home in time for the holidays!🎄
SCCLT Monthly Meeting
The State College Community Land Trust Board meets on the last Wednesday of every month at 7:00 in the Borough Building.