Thank you for your support!
As 2021 comes to a close, Big Sky Community Housing Trust would like to thank you for partnering with us to help create more homes for our community. We have had a BIG year together:

But we still have work to do. Home prices continue to climb, 78% of the workforce commutes, and businesses struggle to hire because there's no where to live.

Please consider financially supporting BSCHT in 2021.

Your tax deductible gift brings us closer to creating a community that's home to our nurses, teachers, sheriffs, and other essential service workers.
"The lack of housing for myself and the other teachers at my school is detracting from the community and the education experience of the students. It adds daily stress . . .exposure to road accidents in the canyon, wear and tear, and the financial burden of gas and associated cost of commuting two hours each day."
Moved 5 times in 1.5 years
(One of 197 people on BSCHT's waitlist for a rental home.)
Apartment Complex Coming to Big Sky
On November 15, the Montana Board of Housing unanimously voted to award RiverView Apartments $6.4 million in federal funding.

RiverView is a collaboration between Lone Mountain Land CompanyResort Tax, Big Sky Water & Sewer, and BSCHT to develop around 100 rental units off Lone Mountain Trail.
This is an enormous achievement for the Big Sky community; thanks to those of you who sent letters of support!
Flip your vacant unit, vacation rental, or spare bedroom into a home for locals.
Loan your home for a few weeks to owners renting long-term to locals.
New incentive amounts as of November 1, 2021.
Owner must rent to at least one person per bedroom to qualify for higher bedroom awards.
Moonlight Community Foundation just awarded BSCHT $35,000 for the RENT LOCAL incentive program. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Big Sky Community Housing Trust seeks candidates to fill open Board Director positions, effective January 2022.

Directors commit to serving two one-year terms, attend monthly board meetings, and actively provide input to agency matters. 

If interested, please submit your name, contact info, and brief summary of why this position appeals to you to:
Fairways at Big Sky
Timberveil Real Estate

A BIG thanks to Fairways at Big Sky condo development and their partner Timberveil Real Estate for their $50,000 gift on Giving Tuesday.

Boasting spectacular views, The Fairways are premium condominiums with luxury finishes. The development is located on Big Sky Golf Course off Little Coyote Road.

Lone Peak Lookout
"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."
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