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Save the Date-HalloWine 2017

HalloWine 2017 is going to be a blast! The wine is pouring in, the silent auction is beefing up and we are getting our costumes together! This annual fundraiser is the place to be in Jackson Hole on Halloween. Join us for the Halloween event in Jackson. DJ’d and MC’d by KHOL 89.1 FM, the event will feature its signature WINE TASTING and silent auction items for food, libations, adventures and gear from around the community. Purchase your ticket early and save $5.

Check out our Facebook event for details.

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Jackson Hole, WY 83001

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Daisy Bush Green Roof Installed

October 2017

Habitat Partner Homeowners in the Daisy Bush Subdivision were pleased to see the completion of their “Green Roofs” this past month. Habitat’s four homes in this 28 unit subdivision were completed in 2015 but the materials needed to complete the required green roofs in combination with last year’s intense winter delayed the project completion. This effort was made possible in part from a generous grant in 2014 from the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole for $15,000 which helped to offset the $60,000 price tag. Additional funds were provided by an anonymous donor.

To appreciate how or why these green roofs were required funding, it is important to understand the background of the full development The Daisy Bush Subdivision was a 28 unit development approved by the Town of Jackson (TOJ).  The original developer then partnered with the Jackson Hole Community Housing Trust (JHCHT), and St. John’s Medical Center(SJMC) to include a total of 16 deed restricted affordable housing units while the remaining 12 units were sold on the free market.

Unfortunately, the development team working with JHCHT discovered that the LSR requirement was not being tracked accurately.  LSR is the equivalent of “greenspace” that exists around development surfaces like houses, driveways, and walkways. Market lots were being sold and developed, the LSR requirement went unchecked, and a shortage of LSR was realized.  To remedy the shortfall, the development team’s solution involved allocating most of the LSR responsibility to the affordable housing lots.

Due to these circumstances, and prior to its purchase of the Lot, Habitat applied for a variance with the TOJ to help alleviate the burden placed on the Lot as a result of the developers non-compliance with the requirements of the development.  The variance was denied.

In deciding whether to purchase the Lot, Habitat considered eliminating one unit from the project, but determined that the fourth unit was too important, and the community need too large to miss out on the opportunity to build affordable homes on a lot able house four families.  If Habitat did not purchase the Lot, it would not be able to build until summer 2015.  The opportunity for our hardworking, low-income families to own their own home would greatly diminish.  This community need outweighed the additional cost and maintenance.  Habitat concluded it would seek assistance from donors and aggressively research and apply for additional funding to help offset the increased cost of construction.

Ultimately, Habitat was able to raise the total funds needed and now these homes are truly complete!

Building strength, stability, and self-reliance!
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area (Teton Habitat)

courtney@tetonhabitat.org | 307-734-0828 ext. 101
850 W. Broadway | P.O.Box 4194
Jackson Hole, WY 83001

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Save the Date-Alpine Home Dedication

Please join the Teton Habitat for Humanity family in welcoming The Robertson’s and Ojeda’s into their new homes in Alpine Meadows on August 2nd at 6PM.

 

Building strength, stability, and self-reliance!
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area (Teton Habitat)

info@tetonhabitat.org | 307-734-0828
850 W. Broadway | P.O.Box 4194
Jackson Hole, WY 83001

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2017 Dream Builder’s Luncheon

Together, we can open doors 

Every year Teton Habitat hosts our Dream Builder’s Luncheon in July in support of our current and upcoming building projects. Teton Habitat is excited to announce that our 2017 Dream Builder’s Luncheon presented by Bank of Jackson Hole will take place Thursday, July 27, 2017.

This year’s event will be held at the new conference center at the Lodge at Jackson Hole at 80 Scott Lane, Jackson, WY. We are so excited that is our first year ever that we have a presenting sponsor at $10,000! Thank you Bank of Jackson Hole! This year’s theme will be Opening Doors and gifts made at the event will continue to support our program operations. We will highlight the Grove Project that will begin in June as well as announcing our first 8 new homeowners who will be calling The Grove their home.

We are refreshing our event format with a fun street taco theme. We offer mimosa  during our social hour from 11:00 to 11:45AM with a light lunch and program from 12 to 1 PM. This year we are also seeking business sponsorships of as many tables as possible starting at $500. If you are team member of a local business or organization consider inviting your organization to double your impact through a table sponsorship! Contact Courtney Allen, Development Officers and Dream Builder’s Chair. Courtney@tetonhabitat.org or 307-734-0828 ext. 101

 We want to extend our appreciation to our 2017 Sponsors: Bank of Jackson Hole,  Teton Heritage BuildersBig D Signature GroupWyoming Title & Escrow , Georgene Tozzi, Snake River Interiors, Rocky Mountain Bank, and Spence Law.

Also, we’d like to recognize the following in-kind contributors: Blue Collar Restaurant Group,  Floral Art, Hughes Production, Tower 3 Productions.

Special thanks to: Orijin Media

Want to attend the luncheon? Please contact Courtney Allen,  Courtney@tetonhabit.org or 307-734-0828 x 101 by July 13th.

 

Building strength, stability, and self-reliance!
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area (Teton Habitat)

support@tetonhabitat.org | 307-734-0828
850 W. Broadway | P.O.Box 4194
Jackson Hole, WY 83001

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Grove, Phase III Groundbreaking Commences

On Wednesday, June 14 Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area broke ground on their 24-unit development. The Grove, Phase III is located at 845 W. Snow King Ave, neighboring Teton County Library. At the groundbreaking ceremony, the following partnering groups joined Habitat: Town of Jackson, Teton County Government, and Jackson/Teton County Affordable Housing Department.

This project will increase Teton County’s affordable housing stock in the heart of Jackson, providing easy access to amenities, transportation, schools and nearly all major employers.  Category 1 income earners are defined by the Jackson/Teton County Housing Authority as individuals earning 30%- 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) annually of Teton County.

These 24 units will consist of 1,200 square foot, 3-bedroom homes for category 1 individuals and families. The expected monthly mortgage payment will range from $600-$1000. The average rental for a 3-bedroom condo in Teton County is $2,500. A Habitat home is a stabilizing force for a family in need, and enables strength in members of our diverse community.

Pictured above: Build the Grove, Shape our Future Campaign Committee

For more info about the Grove, Phase III click here.

Additionally, here is a link to JH News and Guide’s press release on the event.

Building strength, stability, and self-reliance!
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area (Teton Habitat)

volunteer@tetonhabitat.org | 307-734-0828
850 W. Broadway | P.O.Box 4194
Jackson Hole, WY 83001

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Denim Insulation Installed

 

 

 

Teton County 4-H clubs lends Hands to help Habitat for Humanity

On Saturday, April 15th Teton County 4-H Civil Service club volunteered on the Teton Habitat for Humanity construction site in Alpine. The Civil Service club is dedicated to improving the community through service projects. The 4H’ s are Head, Heart, Hands and Health — volunteering with Habitat improved the members Hand and Heart H’s.

The group spent the day working in two team insulating the Ultratouch denim insulation that was donated by Cotton Incorporated Blue Jeans Go Green program. The Habitat ReStore collected the denim after the holidays from community members, businesses, and thrift stores during their annual Denim Drive for insulation. After the drive, the 1578 pounds of denim was then shipped to Arizona to be processed into Ultratouch insulation. Denim insulation is much more volunteer friendly and is great for the environment, which is why Teton Habitat choose to use the product.

The 4-H club started insulating the Ultratouch on the exterior walls at 9AM, working out team dynamic and best cutting practices. By 4:05 both Alpine Meadow homes were insulated and ready for dry wall! From the Community Denim Drive, to the 4-H volunteer group, the insulation on the Alpine Meadow Habitat for Humanity homes was truly a community effort!

Building strength, stability, and self-reliance!
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area (Teton Habitat)

volunteer@tetonhabitat.org | 307-734-0828
850 W. Broadway | P.O.Box 4194
Jackson Hole, WY 83001

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