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Your donation will help create IMMEDIATE inventory for local workers through programs like RENT LOCAL and GOOD DEEDS. Every contribution, no matter the size, makes a difference.
For more than a year, Dr. Sydney Desmarais of Lone Peak Veterinary Hospital has been short-staffed. In 2021, she managed to recruit three employees. However, they all took jobs elsewhere after "four weeks, or more, of trying to find housing here in Big Sky," Desmarais said.
Desperate to hire but unable to without securing employee housing, Desmarais turned to RENT LOCAL. In January of 2022, RENT LOCAL helped Desmarais secure a one-year lease in a three-bedroom condo for her employees.
*RENT LOCAL offers cash incentives to homeowners who flip their vacant homes, vacation rentals, or spare bedrooms into a home for locals. Since launching on August 1, 2021, RENT LOCAL has funded 48 long-term rentals that house 97 locals. RENT LOCAL has created homes for community members serving businesses like Morning Star Learning Center, Big Sky Medical Center, Lone Peak Veterinary Hospital, Arts Council, Big Sky School District, as well as many working in the hospitality industry.
In an effort to preserve some of Big Sky's existing inventory for local buyers and workers, BSCHT launched GOOD DEEDS. GOOD DEEDS offers buyers, sellers, or owners cash in exchange for placing a permanent deed restriction on their property. The deed restriction requires at least one occupant to work a minimum of 30 hours per week in Big Sky.
Since its March announcement, GOOD DEEDS approved its first applicant, who will use the funding as a down payment to purchase her first home.