Innovation. Collaboration. Stewardship.
The Housing Trust is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating a vibrant community through housing. We accomplish our mission through collaboration, innovation and stewardship.
Housing is the foundation of a community: it supports our local economy; it enables the delivery of quality care and services; it is where individuals find stability and families grow. Since 1992, we have developed or acquired 122 homes for ownership and 28 rental units which have served more than 424 people: diverse and invested people who work to ensure vital services are provided, natural resources are preserved and Jackson remains the community we all know and love.
Collaboration: The 2014 Housing Needs Assessment estimates that 1,200 affordable units are needed to meet the present demand for workforce housing in Teton County. A single organization acting independently cannot address all of the housing issues facing our community. To be successful, we have to leverage the strengths and resources of the public and private sectors.
Innovation: In the face of rapidly rising land costs, the Housing Trust has remained resolute in our search for a more sustainable approach to housing. We are confident we can develop affordable housing with less overhead and lower subsidies if we are willing to invest in new ideas.
Stewardship: The Housing Trust uses a ground lease agreement to ensure political and financial investments in housing are preserved in perpetuity. In the case of affordable ownership housing, the ground lease limits the appreciated value of the home. The lease enables the Housing Trust to protect the affordability of the home for future buyers, while still allowing the homeowner to build equity as the home appreciates.