Welcome to Turns for Tenants!
Turns for Tenants is a community based program aimed at benefiting both locals, Mt Hood Meadows employees and Cooper Spur employees. The program connects employees with available rentals in the community and provides incentive for homeowners and landlords to rent to Mt. Hood Meadows and Cooper Spur employees. What’s the incentive? The landlord or homeowner is compensated with a season pass or 10 day tickets, whichever they choose.
Yes, you read that right. Rent to a Mt. Hood Meadows or Cooper Spur employee through Turns for Tenants and get a season pass at no charge to you.
To learn more about this program and the steps necessary to qualify as a landlord or homeowner, please read the program guidelines and complete program application found here. Below are some answers to common questions about the program.
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Q: How does it work?
A: Landlords and homeowners apply to get on the T4T List. This list is a resource for our employees to refer to when looking for housing in the area. If a qualified employee contacts you and you sign a rental lease with that employee, you then are qualified for a free season pass or 10 day tickets, your choice.
Q: What is the T4T List?
A: This is a list of all available rentals through the T4T program. The list is exclusively available to Mt. Hood Meadows and Cooper Spur employees.
Q: Who can see my contact information once I get on the “list?”
A: The Turns for Tenants list is only made available to employees once they have accepted and committed to a job with Mt Hood Meadows or Cooper Spur Mountain Resort. It is a private list not available publicly.
Q: Do employees contact me, or do I contact them?
A: Employees can only access the list once they qualify, so the employee will contact you if they are interested in your rental.
Q: How do I apply?
A: You will need to fill out a program application. You may print the application off and send it to the Human Resources office by fax, mail or email. All submission information is on the application.
Q: I am already renting to a Cooper Spur/Mt Hood Meadows employee for this winter. Do I qualify for a free pass?
A: No, agreements made with tenants prior to signing up with the program are not eligible for the vouchers.
Q: I have a space available to rent, but I need it back before May. Will that work for T4T?
A: It depends. There may be an employee out there whose commitment time frame aligns with your rental availability. In general, your rental should be available for a reasonable duration of the employee’s commitment, so it will be necessary for you to be forthcoming with employees about the duration of the lease. Our seasonal employees are typically employed November through beginning of May.
Q: Do I have to rent my place out if I don’t like the individual(s) who contact me?
A: No, this program does not require you to rent to any Meadows or Cooper Spur Employees. You can screen candidates however you feel is appropriate.
Q: Will Mt. Hood Meadows get involved if the tenant doesn’t pay rent or damages the rental?
A: No, Turns for Tenants is only a facilitator that connects available rentals with employees looking to rent. All rental/lease agreements are between the landlord/owner and the tenant.
Q: How much should I charge for my rental?
A: That is up to you. A free season pass is intended to be a generous incentive to rent to employees for a lower monthly rate than the general public. We recommend rentals be within the range of $200 and $500 per month per individual, plus utilities, but each situation is unique and many factors such as a furnished rental could raise or lower that price.
Q: Are there geographical boundaries my rental must fall in to qualify?
A: We do not have geographical limitations for the program. Employees can access a free employee-only bus service from Sandy and Hood River. If your rental is further than a 20 min drive from the furthest reaches of our bus service, you may find that employees are not interested in commuting that far.