2022 Housing Survey Complete
Full Housing Study Results Available this Fall
Thank you to the 813 Big Sky employers and employees who completed Big Sky Community Housing Trust's 2022 Housing Survey.

Currently, WSW Consulting is updating its 2018 Big Sky Community Housing Action Plan. Originally commissioned by the Chamber, the Action Plan guides BSCHT's mission, programs, and developments.

WSW Consulting will use the information from BSCHT's 2022 Housing Survey, as well as its own market research, to update the 2018 Action Plan.
HOME SHARE Properties Needed
Help Owners Who RENT LOCAL Visit Big Sky
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation
YCCF Awards Good Deeds $69,000
GOOD DEEDS, BSCHT's newest program, offers buyers, sellers, or homeowners CASH in exchange for placing a permanent deed restriction on their home.

The restriction requires at least one occupant to work in Big Sky an average of 30 hours per week and strictly prohibits short-term rentals in perpetuity.
Resort Tax Fiscal Year 2023 Allocations
$7,998,179 for 63 Projects, 21 Organizations
Since 1992, Resort Tax has supported a variety of organizations and projects serving the Big Sky community.

Funding from Resort Tax comes from, "Businesses and short-term vacation rental owners located within the boundaries of the Big Sky Resort Area District."

By law, these businesses must "collect the 4% resort tax on all luxury items and services sold with the exception of specific exempted items."
RiverView Waitlist Now Available
Anticipated Occupancy: Fall of 2023
BSCHT anticipates breaking ground on its portion of RiverView Apartments in the Fall of 2022. The project, a collaboration between Lone Mountain Land Company, Resort Tax, BSCHT, and Big Sky Water & Sewer, will consist of 100 apartments off Highway 64 near ACE Hardware.

Because BSCHT earned $6.49 million of low income housing tax credits (LIHTC) to build its portion (approximately 25 apartments), BSCHT's occupants must meet *federal income requirements to rent the units.

If you'd like to be considered as a future RiverView tenant, please fill out the form on BSCHT's website.

*"The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program is administered by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Pursuant to an IRS revenue ruling, participating properties base their rents on the income limits that HUD is mandated to publish." huduser.gov
Chamber's Black Diamond Awards
On June 21, the Chamber held its 25th Annual Black Diamond Business Awards. Winners included: Laura Seyfang, BSCHT; Christine Lugo-Yergensen, Sweet Buns Catering; Christine Alexander, Big Sky Post Office; Big Sky Medical Center; and Ron Edwards, Big Sky Water & Sewer.
Save the Dates:
Aug.4 & Sept. 1
BASE hosted its first potluck on July 7. The next dates for the community-wide potlucks are August 4 and September 1.

Bring a dish and come say hello from 5-7 PM on BASE'S patio, followed by Art Council's Music in the Mountains

You do not have to be a BASE member to join. RSVP HERE
"Elevate Big Sky is a community-led effort to identify and support sustainable solutions for the most pressing issues facing Big Sky today: livability, behavioral health and the environment."
  • LIVABILITY: address rising housing and child care costs.

  • BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: Montana is one of the top three states for depression and substance abuse.

  • ENVIRONMENT: demand continues to increase on Big Sky's natural resources.
Explore Big Sky
"Does growth most change local people or the place?"

"About 15 years ago, as the Jackson Hole economy continued its transformational shift into overdrive with no turning back, the Sonoran Institute held a conference in the Tetons. Invited were commissioners from a number of rural counties in the 'New West.'

In reflection, the issues that were confronted—ag lands being converted to development, rising fiscal challenges, gaps opening between haves and have nots, living wages, affordable housing, impacts on wildlife—seemed almost quaint. At least at the time compared to where those same issues are today."
"AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you."

Help create housing by shopping at smile.amazon.com
  1. Search for Big Sky Community Housing Trust as your charitable organization at smile.amazon.com.
  2. Complete your shopping at smile.amazon.com.
  3. Amazon will automatically donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to BSCHT.