Housing Rules & Regulations
July 5, 2018 - Rules & Regulations adopted! The Board of County Commissioners and Town Council adopted the new Housing Department Rules and Regulations Monday, July 2, 2018.
What has changed with the new Rules & Regulations?
New Weighted Drawing with Points and no Preferences
Verification of Employment at time of drawing entry
New Minimum Occupancy Standards for drawing eligibility
No categories-New Income Ranges
Online Intake Form-Complete & updated prior to start of drawing entry
WHAT ARE WE DOING?
The Jackson and Teton County Housing Department is updating the Housing Rules and Regulations (formerly called Guidelines) that govern:
- Who qualifies to live in a Housing Department home.
- What restrictions apply to living in a Housing Department home.
Housing Department managed homes include owner-occupied and rental homes built through zoning requirements, zoning incentives, and public funds. These homes are known as:
- Employee and workforce homes
Jackson & Teton County Housing Action Plan
The Jackson and Teton County Housing Action Plan (PDF) outlines the directive for the Jackson and Teton County Housing Department along with strategies for providing affordable housing.
Housing in the community has been less and less affordable since the 1980s. The Rules and Regulations help to make sure that the 880 homes managed by the Housing Department are used in a way that best meets the needs of the community. However, the Rules and Regulations have not been updated since 2008. Since then, the community adopted a Workforce Housing Action Plan in 2015 which has identified 3 workforce housing goals related to the Rules and Regulations:
- Develop a single application for all housing programs.
- Establish minimum restrictions that consistently apply to all subsidized homes.
- Standardize and simplify the restrictions on subsidized homes.
Community Values & Effective Workforce Housing
Updating the Rules and Regulations will make sure that these goals are implemented in line with community values and that workforce housing programs are as effective as possible.
At a Glance Facts
Some important facts to consider are:
- By 2018, the Housing Department will be managing at least 880 ownership and rental units in Teton County.
- In 2016, 6 of 20 rental units turned over.
- In 2016, 41 ownership units were sold (including 24 new units at the Grove) 20 to 30 units sell per year.
- In 2016, there was an average of 44 applicants per house.
- There are 1,229 households in the Housing Department database interested in finding a home.
Public Meetings & Workshops
Review information and documents from past meetings and workshops relating to the Housing Rules and Regulations project.Link to page
Access an FAQ and more information concerning policy direction for the Housing Rules and Regulations project.Link to page
Access documents related to the Housing Rules and Regulations project.Link to page
Read the updates for the Housing Rules and Regulations project.Link to page