Community Development

We believe in the power of community

Our goal is to build and sustain healthy communities through the production of affordable housing, the construction of community facilities, and the development of social programs which educate and support families and individuals.

Recently, HRDC was awarded Low Income Housing Tax Credits to acquire and rehab Big Sky Villas in Belgrade.

Big Sky Villas is home to 24 low income families paying an average rent of $130 per month. This property recently became available for sale and the residents were at risk of losing their housing, and the community was at risk of losing 21 rent subsidies indefinitely.

Affordable housing preservation is one of our top strategic planning priorities!

Public Notice:

HRDC District IX dba Big Sky Community Housing Trust (BSCHT) is requesting proposals from qualified firms, teams and individuals for the preparation of a comprehensive Affordable Housing Implementation plan for Big Sky, Montana, defined as within the boundaries of the Big Sky Resort Area District located in both Madison and Gallatin Counties, Montana, and includes all of the property parcels that abut the right-of-way or have access affected by the study area. The Plan will incorporate the findings and recommendations of the 2014 Big Sky Chamber of Commerce/EPS Housing Development Plan, and will identify/recommend tools, strategies, policies, programs, and priorities for addressing those needs, including implementation measures that can be put into place immediately in an effort to substantially increase the production of safe, quality affordable housing over the next 5-10 years.

Questions will be due by Friday, August 11, 2017, with proposals due on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 4 p.m. Please email: for detailed information.

For complete RFQ, click HERE.