The median family income in Teton County, WY rose over 3% in 2018, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Community members seeking safe, stable housing through the Jackson/Teton County Housing Department, Jackson Hole Community Housing Trust and/or Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area, should check each organization’s website to see for which programs they may qualify.
“While we are happy to see that incomes are going up, it is unfortunately not keeping pace with rental rates that, according to the Wyoming Cost of Living Index, rose 13.5% for apartments and 9.2% for houses last year,” said Jackson/Teton County Housing Department Director April Norton.
The Housing Department has two primary programs serving working families in the community. The Affordable Program is based on household income and total asset worth. Applicants must earn less than 120% of the medium family income for Teton County. Meanwhile, the Workforce Program requires that at least 75% of the household income is earned locally, but has no income or asset limit. For both programs, applicants must work full-time for a local business.
“I hope people who are seeking housing will take time to learn about the programs that are offered through the Housing Department, Housing Trust, and Teton Habitat,” Norton said. “Between the three organizations, we are providing housing opportunities for families across the income spectrum.”
For more information on the Affordable and Workforce housing programs offered through the Housing Department , and to take the first step in applying, visit www.jhaffordablehousing.org, and fill out an online intake form. For more information about the Housing Trust or Teton Habitat, visit www.housingtrustjh.org or www.tetonhabitat.org.
Click the link at the bottom of this page to see the full Income Range and Asset Limit chart.
“The Housing Department works to create healthy housing solutions so that our workforce can live, spend, and volunteer locally, maintaining the community character we all cherish.”