Teacher Housing Initiative
Affordable, available housing is a major concern in Gardiner. As a point of evidence, the 2019 Successful Gardiner report identified affordable housing as the number one challenge facing Gardiner residents, with 94% of those surveyed listing this as a major concern (Public Input Summary).
This has affected our ability to attract and maintain teachers at our school. As teachers have left the area or retired, GPS has found it difficult to fill positions, in part because an entry-level teacher’s salary is not sufficient to pay for housing in the region. With more teachers planning to retire in the coming years, this concern must be addressed promptly.
North Yellowstone Education Foundation has a solution!
We are now the proud owners of 506 4th Street in Gardiner, Montana!
With your support, we can have 2-4 housing units available to house teachers by one year from now.
Phase 2 of this project seeks to provide another 15-30 units across the next 5-8 years.
We already have interest from teachers in search of housing.
Thank you for your support!