Contact: April Norton, Housing Director
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View Housing Supply Plan in Spanish
As part of
ongoing efforts of inclusion and outreach, the Jackson/Teton County Affordable
Housing Department is providing the newly approved Housing Supply Plan in
excited to offer this planning tool in Spanish and look forward to receiving
feedback from our Latino community members,” Housing Director April Norton
stated. “Our hope is that through communication we can better serve our diverse
and English versions of the Housing Supply Plan – which was unanimously approved by the Teton
Board of County Commissioners and Town Council in early October – are available on the Housing Department
website. (Direct link: /house/topics/supply-plan/254508/ )
community partners, including Teton County Public Health, One22, Shelter JH,
the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, Habitat for Humanity, Teton County
Library, Jackson Hole Community Housing Trust, the JH Chamber of Commerce, St.
John’s Medical Center, and the Community Foundation, are also helping to spread
the word about this multilingual offering.
County elected officials were quick to praise the outreach effort.
“The Latino population in Teton County is an integral part
of our community,” Teton County Commissioner Smokey Rhea said. “Inviting them
to participate in our planning and community development efforts by simply
making information available in Spanish is a huge step forward in uniting our
Mayor Sara Flitner agreed. “Communication is a bedrock for good results,”
Flitner said. “I applaud all of our community partners who have committed to
lending their expertise to ensure our community is aware of the action being
taken to help solve our housing challenges. Bravo."
Supply Plan focuses on three main tactics – the three “Ps” – for creating workforce housing supply: Purchase
land in Complete Neighborhoods, Partner with the private sector to construct
workforce housing on that land, and Preserve existing housing units for the
workforce in perpetuity. The 2012 Jackson/Teton County Comprehensive Plan set a
goal of housing at least 65 percent of our community’s workforce locally;
currently 62 percent of the local workforce lives locally.