To provide a diversity of housing affordable for the community in order to grow and retain a strong base of residents and employees living in Big Sky, which will support the local economy and enhance the character of the community.
Because local housing issues continued to escalate, the Chamber of Commerce initiated the Big Sky Community Housing Trust in 2016 under the umbrella of HRDC in Bozeman and seated a volunteer board. With funds provided by Resort Tax, they hired a consulting firm to conduct a survey to analyze Big Sky’s housing needs. In 2018, they used the survey results to formulate the Big Sky Community Housing Action Plan and hired Laura Seyfang as the Executive Director to steward this plan.
Big Sky Community Housing Action Plan
The Big Sky Community Housing Action Plan identifies housing goals and a plan of action to address community housing objectives. Strategies to meet objectives have been identified and prioritized; roles and responsibilities have been assigned. BSCHT established a timeline for achieving priority strategies, recognizing that this plan will have life beyond this timeline and will continue to evolve and meet changing community housing needs over the long term.
The following graphic summarizes the strategies Big Sky will pursue over the next five years, including incentivizing more community housing development, ensuring community housing is part of the buildout of Big Sky, incorporating short-term rental regulatory and conversion policies, increasing local funding capability, acquiring land to developing community housing, and helping residents and the workforce get into homes. The primary affordability level that each strategy will address is illustrated below and represents the provision of a diversity of housing for community members across multiple income levels and at various life stages.
Big Sky Community Housing Trust is a tax-exempt public charity (federal tax ID #84-3391892). All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your generous financial donation.
BSCHT meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 2pm.
Location: Big Sky Water and Sewer conference room | 561 Little Coyote Rd, Big Sky, Montana
Meetings are virtual as well as in-person.
Meetings are open to the public.