Affordable, stable housing affects all aspects of our community.
People enrich our community. People with diverse backgrounds, interests and talents; people who share a love for vast, natural beauty, mountain adventure, and deep snow. Housing Trust homeowners are committed to Jackson Hole and they work to enrich our community through the charitable and professional services they provide.
Since 1992, nearly half of all Housing Trust homeowners have been able to use their affordable home as a stepping stone: 28% have leveraged equity in their affordable home to purchase a free market home and 16% have moved into a larger affordable home.
“COVID – 19 has forced my wife Kristen and me to make extreme adjustments in our daily life. The fact that we don’t have to be concerned about our housing situation is something that comes to my mind often. Our home has provided us comfort and given us a space to effectively continue our work outside of the office and classroom.”
Affordable rent rates have allowed Ellen to focus on her electrician apprenticeship and serve as a volunteer at the Animal Adoption Center. “With the long commute, I can devote more than 8 hours per day to my school and working overtime.”
Licensed childcare providers are in high demand in Teton County. The cost of living locally can inhibit hiring and retaining qualified staff and the cost of rent is a roadblock for small business owners. Enter Shelly Nields, owner and operator of Williams’ Little Learners Academy. Nields has served hundreds of families and children through daycare and pre-k education. “As a parent, I understand how difficult it is to entrust the care of your child to others. It’s important to me that everyone who comes to Little Learners has a great experience. I also believe that good childcare allows parents to fully focus on the workday.”