Schweitzer Opens New Employee Housing in Sandpoint


Hemlock House is first step in a multi-year plan to provide employee housing


Sandpoint, ID (December 14, 2021) - Schweitzer purchased a former assisted living facility on Hemlock Court in Sandpoint this past summer and since then, has completed significant renovations enabling the property to be used as housing for winter and summer seasonal staff.


"This is a great first step in providing a housing option for some of our employees," explains Schweitzer CEO & President, Tom Chasse. "In an incredibly challenging real estate market, we were glad we could acquire this property and help ease some of the burden facing our employees." Hemlock house is comprised of 8 bedrooms, each with their own half-bath, a communal kitchen, large living room, a rec room, 4 shower rooms, and laundry facilities. "We believe this house, with its in-town location, will play a crucial role in helping our employees remain a vibrant part of the Sandpoint community."


All employees who are granted residency in this facility will be interviewed and screened by Schweitzer's Human Resources team. All residents will sign agreements to abide by house rules and will be expected to remain in good standing with their housemates, employer, and neighbors. Schweitzer will have an on-site contact to help with maintenance tasks and troubleshooting.


This is the first project in a long-term strategy to provide affordable housing for Schweitzer employees with more projects to be announced soon. Further questions can be directed to Schweitzer's Human Resources Director, Scot Auld at sauld@schweitzer.com or by calling 208.263.9555.


About Schweitzer Considered by many as the best skiing in Idaho and the best family-friendly resort in the Pacific Northwest, Schweitzer is independently owned and proud of it. The resort ranks as one of the nation's top winter destinations with 2900 acres of amazing terrain thanks to two massive bowls and renowned tree skiing. Not to be overlooked is Schweitzer's robust summer season with miles of hiking and mountain biking trails and a variety of other activities making it the hub for outdoor recreation in the area. Located in the rugged Selkirk Mountains of the northern Idaho panhandle, and only 80 miles from Spokane, WA, Schweitzer overlooks the quaint lakeside town of Sandpoint, ID and offers breathtaking views of three states, Canada and the impressive Lake Pend Oreille. For more information on Schweitzer visit www.schweitzer.com.

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