RiverView Apartments Annexed
Next Step: Montana Board of Housing October 18
In a 4-3 vote at its September 21 meeting, the Big Sky Water and Sewer board annexed RiverView Apartments into the water and sewer district.

The next big step is funding. On October 18, Big Sky will have its last chance to convince the Montana Board of Housing that it deserves $6.7 million of federal funding to build RiverView Apartments.
If you have personally felt the impact of Big Sky's lack of housing, consider sharing your story with the Montana Board of Housing on October 18. Email BSCHT to find out more information.
RENT LOCAL and Help Fill the Gap
Next Nine Months Critical for Housing Supply
Many presenters at the fourth annual Community Building Forum hosted by the Big Sky Chamber on September 30 shared plans that included the development of workforce housing. The problem: most of these projects, including RiverView, will take years to complete.

At the forum Matt Kidd, a Managing Director of CrossHarbor Capital, acknowledged that in Big Sky, "Housing availability is the number one issue. . . the next nine months will be the most challenging ever in the history or future of Big Sky to get housing."

  1. RENT LOCAL: If you own a second home in Big Sky, rent to locals instead of vacationers. Visit bigskyhousingtrust.com for more information.
  2. MAKE A DONATION: BSCHT needs $6,750 to flip each vacation rental into a home for locals. DONATE HERE
  3. HOME SHARE: if you own a luxury unit in Big Sky, loan it to BSCHT for a month. This will allow property owners renting to locals to still visit Big Sky. Email info@bigskyhousingtrust.com for more information.
Love Big Sky Locals Special
Staycation this Fall at The Wilson or Buck's T4
Enjoy a staycation at The Wilson or Buck's T4 this fall and help create homes for Big Sky locals.

**Available to all residents with a valid Montana ID.** Please mention the #LoveBigSkyLocals special when booking.

For every night booked during the Love Big Sky Locals special, The Wilson will donate $29 to Big Sky Community Housing Trust.
BlueLine Development

To apply for Low Income Housing Tax Credits with the Montana Board of Housing, BSCHT hired LIHTC experts BlueLine Development, Inc.

Located in Missoula, Montana, BlueLine Development's mission is to promote "dignity, equity, and quality of life through housing." BlueLine specializes in affordable housing developments, asset management, consulting, development management, and construction.

Jackson Hole Community Radio
"In Big Sky, New Affordable Housing Program Pays Property Owners to Rent to Locals"

"Shannon Sears has lived in Big Sky for six years, and she’s already moved five times. The 33-year-old works for a title and escrow company, and she also sits on the local chamber of commerce. But ever since she moved to Montana from Texas, finding housing has been difficult.

Sears lost her local housing earlier this year, so she found herself commuting over an hour each way, every day. And she was far from alone: 78% of Big Sky workers commute from outside the area, according to 2018 American Community Survey estimates."
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