Thank you, Big Sky, for your support!
In December, you helped BSCHT raise $265,821! BSCHT greatly appreciates your support as it continues its mission to create more homeownership and rental opportunities for the community.

A special thank you to Lone Mountain Land Company for matching its employees' holiday donations and giving $81,050.
How will BSCHT create more homes for
Big Sky residents in 2022?
  • Continue the RENT LOCAL Incentive Program. Homeowners participating in RENT LOCAL must rent to a local worker and may be eligible to earn up to $17,820 over two years.

  • Launch a pilot deed restriction program, modeled after Vail InDEED, to preserve existing housing for Big Sky residents. Homeowners, buyers, or sellers participating in BSCHT's pilot will receive cash in exchange for placing a permanent deed restriction on their property. The deed restriction will require at least one occupant to work for a Big Sky employer and will prohibit short-term rentals. Participants may use the funds in any fashion, including as a down payment to purchase a home. BSCHT will distribute more information about the program in the coming months.
RENT LOCAL to Award $150,000
Now accepting applications from homeowners who have an active lease with a local worker.
After a successful season of fundraising, BSCHT is pleased to announce that RENT LOCAL now has $150,000 available to award to Big Sky homeowners already renting long-term to local workers.

BSCHT currently has a waitlist of 35 homeowners who could be eligible for this funding and anticipates needing to use a weighted drawing to determine who will receive an award.

If needed, BSCHT will hold the first weighted drawing for renewing homeowners on January 31, 2022.

The deadline to complete the application is January 21, 2022. Applicants must commit to RENT LOCAL until 2024 to qualify.

See "RENT LOCAL RULES" for all qualifications and parameters for the drawing.

In December, Yellowstone Club Community Foundation awarded BSCHT $100,000 for the RENT LOCAL Incentive program.

Combined with fall awards from Moonlight Community Foundation and Spanish Peaks Community Foundation, RENT LOCAL just received $175,000 in grants from local foundations.
Compliance and Campaign Coordinator
Starting Pay: $20/hour; negotiable after three months

Hours: Full-time with flexible hours

Application Deadline: January 31, 2022

The Compliance and Campaign Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of compliance for BSCHT’s portfolio of developments and programs. Click "APPLY HERE" to see the full job description.
Lone Mountain Land Company

Lone Mountain Land Company made incredible contributions to BSCHT's mission in 2021. Some highlights include:
  • collaborating with BSCHT to build RiverView Apartments

  • donating $81,050 to BSCHT's 2021 Giving Tuesday fundraiser.

Explore Big Sky
"Workforce housing remains top Big Sky concern"

"Since the pandemic rattled Big Sky, the housing problem has grown to a tipping point. In the first quarter of 2021, according to data from the Gallatin Association of Realtors, the average listing price for a single-family home in Big Sky was $2.4 million. The area median income for a family of four was $88,900.

The Big Sky Housing Trust became a nonprofit in 2020 and aims to address these issues head on. The efforts paid off on Nov. 15 when the Montana Board of Housing on Nov. 15 awarded $6.49 million to a workforce housing project in Big Sky known as the RiverView Apartments."
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