Answers to common questions - FAQ
How much should I charge for my rental?
We cap the rent allowed into the program, see the chart above in the program rules.
You may want to consider the following factors in your rental price: furnished or non furnished, shared or private amenities, utilities included or not, etc.
While it is very important that you collect a damage deposit before allowing any tenant to reserve the rental, keep in mind most employees starting their winter season are without significant reserves of cash to spend on a deposit. You must balance the inherent risks of renting your property with determining an appropriate rental and deposit amount for seasonal employees.
My rental is a multi-bedroom apartment or house, and I do not want to list the rooms individually. Can I still qualify for the program?
Yes, as long as the rent does not exceed the maximum per person. For example, you can list a 4 bedroom house for $1,800. Each room would cost the tenant $450 a month and this would qualify to be listed for the T4T program.
My rental is a studio/whole flat and I list more than your max rent per month. what if a couple wants to rent from me?
This rental would also qualify to be listed on the program as long as two individuals splitting the rent would bring the monthly cost per person below the $750 cap. The rental will be listed as best suited for a couple.
Will Mt Hood Meadows help collect rent from employees?
No, the Turns for Tenants program 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.
What if I have rented to Mt Hood Meadows employees in previous years, not through T4T, and plan on renting to them again?
Thank you for housing Meadows and Cooper Spur employees! The spirit of this program is to make a list of rentals available to our employees currently searching for housing. A landlord must apply with the program prior to making contact with potential tenants that are employed at Cooper Spur or Mt Hood Meadows and/or filling vacancies. Agreements made with tenants prior to applying with the program are not eligible for the voucher(s).
Does the T4T program have a deadline for application?
We are currently accepting landlord applications and there is no set deadline. Our seasonal winter employees start their housing search as early as September. Demand for seasonal housing usually declines in January. We will, however accept landlord applications throughout the winter season and into the spring as we also hire year-round employees who re-locate to the area.
Are there geographical boundaries my rental must fall in to qualify?
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 (Sandy, OR and Hood River Oregon), you may find that employees are not interested in commuting that far. We will consider rentals outside this 20 mile radius on a case by case basis.
What else is Mt Hood Meadows doing to address the growing challenges team members face in finding housing?
The T4T program is one of many initiatives Mt Hood Meadows is taking to address the challenges our team members face when finding affordable housing in the Mt Hood area. Additional initiatives include paying overtime at 40 hours, raising the base wage of MHM/CSMR team members to $12.50, above the state required minimum wage, maintain and expand our free employee transportation, and working with property management companies on master leases for employee housing.
What are the peak days the incentive vouchers won't work on?
Here are the dates we’ve identified as Peak Days - when the Value Pass or non-peak day passes don't provide lift access until after 3 PM:
- December 21, - December 23rd 2019
- December 26, 2019 - January 5, 2020
- Saturdays and Sundays in January and February
- Martin Luther King and President’s Monday Holidays
For more information on the Value Pass please visit: /store/season-passes/value-passes/value-pass-faq
If I successfully rent through the T4T program, can I upgrade my Value Pass to an unlimited pass?
How about the non-peak day tickets? How much does an upgrade it cost?
Yes!You will be able to upgrade at Passholder Services when you redeem your pass. Upgrading the Value Pass to add all peak days will be $200, even if you successfully rent through the program after November 4th. If you are over the age of 64, upgrading is only $150. By upgrading you will get lift access on all peak days.
The upgrade pricing for the non-peak day tickets is to be determined, and we will be posting that information as soon as we have it.
Can I Re-assign my pass?
Yes you may re-assign your value pass to another individual, Passes cannot be shared, nor can it be re-assigned mid-season. If you are a successful T4T Landlord, you will need to inform us who will receive the pass when you submit your lease and liability form.