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"Behind the scenes of the RENT LOCAL Program"
"With rentals few and far between in Big Sky, The Big Sky Community Housing Trust (BSCHT) created a program called RENT LOCAL which matches up homeowners with reliable renters for long term leases in the Big Sky area by providing cash incentives to compete against the vacation rental market. To date, approximately 56 people have found housing in 29 different properties through the incentive-based program since August, 2021. . .
'We were checking housing opportunities multiple times every day and were the first ones to apply to a newly listed apartment on the housing trust website. After meeting the young and professional property owners, we ended up signing a year-long lease for an incredibly affordable apartment in a family neighborhood,' said Leslie. . . [one of the 56 new RENT LOCAL tenants]
'Please know when you choose to help Big Sky’s workforce find homes, it does make a difference in the chronic understaffing of your local grocery stores, childcare facilities, and restaurants,' wrote Leslie."