Big Bear Workforce Housing Initiative
Supporting our local workforce and connecting renters with homeowners.
Across the nation housing shortages has spelled havoc for renters looking for affordable housing and resort town residents looking for long-term rentals. In an effort to support our much needed workforce, Big Bear Workforce Housing Initiative has banded together with local businesses to house residents.
A majority of homes in the valley serve as second homes and spend much of the year vacant. The goal of BBWHI is to motivate unused housing into long-term rentals.
Established in late 2021, Big Bear Workforce Housing Initiative represents a group of businesses committed to donating 5% sales to fund grants to homeowners open to renting their homes long term. In many cases, BBWHI can connect renters to homeowners without a grant as many owners don't know where to begin with finding reliable tenants. BBWHI is committed to matching qualified tenants to owners.