Buy / Rent
This community has made it a priority to maintain at least 65% of its workforce living locally. That means if you work in Teton County, Wyoming, there are many housing choices available - from rental to ownership, market to restricted, apartment to single-family home. The Housing Department supports working families and individuals that share our community values and have chosen to make Jackson Hole their home.
Jackson/Teton County Affordable Housing Department's Role
There are many types of housing currently serving as workforce housing in our community. However, the gap between what is affordable to working families and the prices of homes is still very large. The Land Development Regulations require restricted units to be built with any new residential or commercial development. The Housing Department facilitates rentals and sales of restricted units as well as ensuring compliance with the restrictions.
The Housing Department also partners with private entities to enable an increase in supply of Affordable housing.
Stewardship of all of these units is the Housing Department's responsibility as well. Good stewardship of the units will ensure that they will remain a community asset for many generations.
How to apply for an Affordable Home
1. Fill out our Online Intake Form
The first step in finding a home is to fill out our online Intake Form. Completing this Intake Form will add you to the Jackson/Teton County Affordable Housing Department’s database.
2. Pay attention to our e-mails and text notifications to see if any properties become available that you are eligible for and interested in.
Unless you check the opt out of receiving emails box, you will then receive an e-mail and/or text each time a new home becomes available.
3. Enter the weighted drawing for the available home by completing the following two items:
- Application Checklist (rental / ownership) which will take you through steps to prove your eligibility for the home.
- Weighted Drawing Entry Form (rental / ownership)
If you meet the requirements and are interested in an available home, you may then enter a weighted drawing. It is "weighted" because you will receive one entry for every year you have worked in Teton County for up to ten years.
To be eligible for our rentals, you must be in the 0% - 120% Median Family Income range for your household size. If your earnings are higher than 120%, you may be eligible to enter the weighted drawing for a Workforce Home when one becomes available.