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.

Review the new Rules & Regulations

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


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:

  • Affordable
  • Attainable
  • Employee and workforce homes
  • Employment-based
Actual vs. Affordable Median Home Price Chart

Jackson & Teton County Housing Action PlanComp 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.

Project Goals

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.