The Vacation Rental industry has banded together and as of of 8/1 is collecting a 2% volunteer tax on every booking done. These dollars will be paid to Big Bear Workhouse Initiative a legal not for profit company each quarter. Big Bear Workforce Initiative will be in charge of disbursing the money to home owners quarterly through a steering committee.
Are you a Restaurant owner, board shop, marina, real estate agent, Rent by Owner (RBO) and want to get involved, contact us today. Contributing members can join the steering committee.
We have the support of Big Bear Chamber of Commerce, The Visitor's Bureau, Association of Realtors. Big Bear Mountain Resort is also very interested in getting involved.
Are you a local that wants to get involved with working together on helping our town out, Join us! We are looking for volunteers to join our Board of Directors and the steering committee.
We are hoping to get 50 families placed in the next 12 months.
Would you like to be a full time employee, a volunteer or part of our steering committee.
Are you a local business that just wants more information, have ideas or questions.
California is struggling with workforce housing especially mountain towns. This is a way to take control of the situation and join other local business owners to solve our own problems.
We all are losing employees or if not losing them hear the stories of how they have lost their home because it has sold to a new home owner that wants to use it themselves or short term rent it. We expect many new buyers have unrealistic ideas on how much they can make per year. Big Bear Workforce housing wants to give owners the option of full time rentals. We will place great scrutiny on the home owner looking for us to fill the gap between what the renter can pay and what they are looking for.
Business' contributing will be recognized by the GRIZZLY and KBR and other media outlets in town. Receive an official Big Bear Workforce Housing Initiative sticker you can put on your entry doors. Be a proud partner in solving the Big Bear workforce issue.
Are you interested in working with us. Call us. We need help with homes and applicants.