Park City, UT (November 3, 2022) – Mountainlands Community Housing Trust is thrilled to accelerate its funding drive for its redevelopment of Holiday Village & Parkside Apartments (HOPA) with the announcement of a $250,000 donation from Park City Mountain.
The vision of Holiday Village & Parkside Apartments is to sustain and increase housing opportunities in the heart of the Park City community. It will preserve and enhance housing for 122 households, as well as providing a significant number of additional affordable units and community spaces at the intersection of Park Avenue and Kearns Boulevard.
“Ultimately, this incredible donation from Park City Mountain will benefit members of our diverse community – friends, neighbors, colleagues and family,” says Pat Matheson, executive director of Mountainlands Community Housing Trust. “With phased redevelopment and inclusive design, we have a vision of reducing debt through donations and affordable housing investments.”
Park City Mountain’s donation will be disbursed over the next three years and is powered by EpicPromise, the charitable arm of Vail Resorts, which provided $4.3m in cash and in-kind donations in Park City between August 2021 and July 2022. EpicPromise enables resort leaders in each of Vail Resorts’ mountain communities to contribute donations of cash, time and in-kind gifts to local nonprofits in line with community priorities.
“Affordable housing is a crisis in many mountain town communities, and Park City is no exception,” says Deirdra Walsh, vice president & chief operating officer of Park City Mountain. “We are continually looking for ways to alleviate that pressure where it matters to our employees, guests and community: here in Summit and Wasatch Counties. Through our financial support of Mountainlands Community Housing Trust, we are confident that we can make a big impact on housing affordability in our community in the coming years.”
Another key partner in Mountainlands’ pursuit of diversity is Bridge 21, a local nonprofit focused on creating neuro-inclusive housing communities. Bridge 21 is a long-term partner in the redevelopment, ensuring that the finished spaces and third-party services effectively and equitably serve the neuro-diverse community members.
This announcement comes on the eve of Live PC Give PC 2022, a 24-hour community fundraising event for which Mountainlands Community Housing Trust has set an ambitious fundraising goal of $300,000, anchored by a generous $1m matching pledge from the Solomon family. The next phase of development depends on raising the full matching $1m by June 2023.
“We hope that this generous donation by Park City Mountain will inspire every person in the Park City community to consider how they can participate in Live PC Give PC this year and help address our affordable housing crisis,” says Diego Zegarra, vice president of equity & impact at Park City Community Foundation, which organizes the day of giving. “Live PC Give PC is a unique opportunity to have your donation doubled and minimum gifts start at five dollars.”
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Pictured, left to right: Bob Richer, president of the board of directors, Mountainlands Community Housing Trust; Deb Hartley, executive director of Bridge 21 Park City; Pat Matheson, executive director of Mountainlands Community Housing Trust; Deirdra Walsh, vice president & chief operating officer of Park City Mountain; Diego Zegarra, vice president of equity & impact at Park City Community Foundation
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About Park City Mountain
Park City Mountain, the largest ski resort in the United States, is located in the heart of Park City, Utah, only a 35-minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport. With two distinct base areas, Park City Mountain bustles with outdoor activities year-round across its two distinct base areas, numerous lodging options, and more than two-dozen restaurants, cafes and bars. Park City Mountain offers more than 7,300 acres of lift-accessible terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels, a world-class ski and snowboard school and more. Additional information is available at http://parkcitymountain.com.
About Mountainlands Community Housing Trust
Mountainlands was founded in 1993 to address housing affordability in Summit and Wasatch Counties, Utah. Our mission – to create, preserve and advocate for affordable housing – addresses the dual problems of housing affordability and availability on three fronts: acquisition and new construction for affordable housing, direct assistance in securing housing and needed basic services, and education and advocacy to promote housing policy. Over the past 29 years, Mountainlands have developed, rehabilitated, entitled or assisted in the construction of over 900 affordable housing units. With your help, we are prepared to adapt to meet the over-changing housing needs in our community. Learn more at housinghelp.org.
About Park City Community Foundation
Park City Community Foundation plays a vital role in solving the most challenging problems in Park City. We care for and invest in our people, place, and culture by bringing together local nonprofits, donors, and community leaders to contribute financial resources and innovative ideas to benefit all the people of Park City—now and in the future. As the home of Live PC Give PC, Women’s Giving Fund, Solomon Fund, and other important initiatives, the Community Foundation has brought millions of dollars to the greater Park City community and Summit County. Learn more about donating, volunteering, fundraising and getting involved at parkcitycf.org.
About Live PC Give PC
Live PC Give PC is organized by Park City Community Foundation and was the first crowdfunding fundraiser of its kind in Utah when it started in November 2011. In total, the 24-hour online donation blitz has raised over $21 million for local nonprofits and has introduced new donors—young and old—to the power of giving. Learn more at livepcgivepc.org and follow all the action on facebook.com/parkcitycf and instagram.com/parkcitycf.