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Bank of Jackson Hole becomes Leading Sponsor

Bank of Jackson Hole Announced as
Leading Sponsor of Teton Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton’s (Teton Habitat’s) new annual sponsorship program is giving local businesses a way to show their support for positive housing solutions and strong community values.  The Bank of Jackson Hole’s commitment to strengthening the local community through corporate giving and employee volunteerism makes its annual $20,000 donation to Teton Habitat another natural expression of its 35-year calling as Jackson’s local bank.

“The Bank of Jackson Hole has been a generous supporter of Teton Habitat for years.” Says Kendra Heimbuck, Teton Habitat’s Executive Director. “Their whole hearted endorsement of our work is a testament to the character and pride that fuels their success.”

True to form, the Bank of Jackson Hole’s engagement with the area housing non-profit goes beyond financial support.  Swing by the current build site at the Grove, behind the Library in Jackson and you could find bank employees contributing their time as volunteers.  “We don’t just work in the communities we serve,” says Pete Lawton, Bank of Jackson Hole CEO, “we live and play here.  We raise families here.  And we volunteer here.  It’s part of our commitment to the valley’s success.”

“It’s great to see the strength of local business rallying around the work of Teton Habitat.” Says Paul Schmidt, Teton Habitat Development Officer, “The way Habitat’s housing solution engages so many diverse community members in building a strong future makes it easy for anyone who supports community values to get involved. Our partnership with the Bank of Jackson Hole’s is a great example of the character that has always made Jackson Hole thrive.”

About Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area

Habitat builds affordable homes in partnership with hardworking families in the Greater Teton Area and strengthens communities through homeowner education and volunteer engagement.  With the proud support of one of the area’s most passionate donor communities, homes are built and sold at no profit to pre-selected partner families and individuals through an interest-free loan to ensure affordable monthly payments.  Partner families also contribute at least 500 hours of sweat equity, save for closing costs, and take a series of homeowner education classes to qualify as Habitat Homeowners.  Habitat also runs the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, which sells donated home furnishings, appliances and building supplies to help fund Habitat’s program.

For more information: www.tetonhabitat.org/ or 307-734-0828 or visit the
Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 850 W. Broadway in Jackson

Contact:  Teton Habitat Media
Kendra Heimbuck, Executive Director | 307-734-0828 x 103 | Kendra@tetonhabitat.org

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

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

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Beloved Community

Teton Habitat joins nationwide “Beloved Community” initiative to bring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of access, equality and opportunity for all into action.

 Habitat for Humanity joins The King Center to mobilize nationwide affordable housing work by gathering diverse community members to come together for a build day at The Grove.

Building on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision of the “Beloved Community,” Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area (Teton Habitat) announced plans today to honor King’s legacy through a series of projects in Teton County, Wyoming. Over the next year, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity International and The King Center’s MLK 50 Forward initiative, Teton  Habitat is renewing and strengthening its commitment to build a world where everyone has a decent place to live and the opportunity for a better future.

“Here at Teton Habitat we pride ourselves in our ability to bring large, diverse groups of people together to achieve a common goal— lending a hand and lifting others up!” exclaims Elizabeth Ferguson, Teton Habitat Outreach Coordinator.

The first Beloved Community Project will be a Beloved Community Build held on April 11th 2018 at The Grove jobsite located at 845 W. Snow King Ave. Teton Habitat’s local effort will build on work being performed by other Habitats across the country undertaking Beloved Community projects, including the construction of new affordable homes, critical home repairs and community revitalization initiatives. Teton Habitat is planning another Beloved Community Project for fall 2018.

“In 2018, as we mark the 50th anniversaries of Dr. King’s tragic death and the passage of the Fair Housing Act, we renew our pledge to make the concept of a Beloved Community a reality,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “This will never be a world of equality, of fairness, of human decency that leaves no room for poverty or prejudice or violence, unless we build it. And so we build.”

Habitat for Humanity is partnering with The King Center in Atlanta as it marks the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination.

“With every new home that Habitat for Humanity builds, we move one step closer to my father’s vision of the Beloved Community,” said Dr. Bernice A. King. “Since its founding, Habitat for Humanity has been lifting families up through God’s love and showing them the path to take control of their lives through homeownership. This year, we’re going to have an even more powerful voice for those families and future homeowners so that one day, everyone lives in the Beloved Community with agape love.”

Habitat for Humanity invites others to join in pledging to help build the Beloved Community. Read more about why Habitat is propelling this cause in an essay by Jonathan Reckford and Tjada McKenna, Chief Operating Officer by visiting habitat.org/takethepledge, and follow #BelovedCommunity to join the conversation. Stop by the Teton Habitat ReStore, 850 W. Broadway to take the pledge in person from April 1st– April 14th.

About Teton Habitat

Habitat builds affordable homes in partnership with hardworking families in the Greater Teton Area and strengthens families and neighborhoods through community education and volunteer engagement.  With the proud support of one of the area’s most passionate donor communities, homes are built and sold at no profit to pre-selected partner families and individuals through an interest-free loan to ensure affordable monthly payments.  Homeowners also contribute at least 500 hours of sweat equity, save for closing costs, and take a series of homeowner education classes to qualify as Habitat Homeowners partners.  Habitat also runs the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, which sells donated home furnishings, appliances and building supplies to help fund Habitat’s program.
For more information: www.tetonhabitat.org or 307-734-0828 or visit the Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Upcoming Information Sessions

Come to one information session to learn more and receive an application.

  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 6:00 pm – Hansen Hall, St. John’s Episcopal 170 N. Glenwood St.
  • Thursday, March 22, 2018, 6:00 pm – Hansen Hall, St. John’s Episcopal 170 N. Glenwood St.
  • Monday, April 9, 2018, 6:00 pm – Jackson Library, 125 Virginian Lane
  • Thursday, April 12, 2018, 6:00 pm – Jackson Library, 125 Virginian Lane
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018, 6:00 pm – Hansen Hall, St. John’s Episcopal 170 N. Glenwood St.

 

Featured Story from JH News & Guide 

By Allie Gross, Jackson Hole News & Guide

March 1st, 2018

Teton Habitat for Humanity is opening up applications for the next eight condos at The Grove phase 3 on Scott Lane and Snow King Avenue.

Prospective applicants must first attend a Habitat information session to learn more about the nonprofit’s program. The first of five information sessions is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 at Hansen Hall in St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Information will also be available in Spanish.

Habitat executive director Kendra Heimbuck encouraged members of the community to come to the information sessions to learn more about the Grove and Habitat’s program.

“Because we do homes for purchase, a lot of members of our community will quickly rule themselves out and say ‘I can’t afford a house, or I’m not ready for homeownership,'” Heimbuck said, “not realizing that Habitat acts as the lender for our program, so we can really work with people on their affordability for purchasing a home.”

She said Habitat homes require no down payment, just $2,500 toward closing costs, and Habitat can work with different financial situations more flexibly than a conventional lender. The homes are purchased at a 0 percent interest rate for 30 years, and mortgage payments are set at less than 30 percent of a family’s income at the time of applying.

Additionally, the Grove homes are reserved for the county’s lowest income earners making 80 percent or less of area median income for Teton County. That’s equal to or less than $73,150 for a household of four.

Habitat homeowners are expected to put in 500 sweat equity hours towards building their own homes.

More details on qualifying and applying will be available at the information sessions.

“Please come, please learn more, and please don’t assume you’re not ready for owning a home because we might be able to work with you,” Heimbuck said.

The application process includes a review of a household’s finances, employment and current housing situation. Then a homeowner selection committee conducts interviews and a home visit to evaluate candidates based on need, ability to pay and willingness to partner with Habitat.

Applications are due May 15. Homeowners for the eight condos will be selected by the end of June, with a projected move-in date of winter 2020.

A townhouse on Hall Street is also open for applications.

Habitat broke ground on the first eight of the 24 planned three-bedroom Grove units at the start of summer 2017. The goal is for families to move into those condos in fall 2018.

Contact Allie Gross at 732-7063, county@jhnewsandguide.com or @JHNGcounty.

Jewelry that Builds Homes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
[Jackson, WY] [January 26, 2018]

Contact:
Kendra Heimbuck
Executive Director
307-734-0828
Kendra@tetonhabitat.org

Jewelry that Builds Homes!
Local Artist Annie Band Presents Trunk Show at Native to Benefit Teton Habitat

Wilson artist Annie Band will present a trunk show of her unique totemic jewelry at Native Jackson Hole on the Town Square on Monday and Tuesday February 12th and 13th from 11 am to 7 pm. Not only will this show give the public an opportunity to purchase Annie’s newest work, but it will also support an important solution to affordable housing. Annie is generously donating 5% of all sales from the show to benefit Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton area and Native has stepped up to match that contribution! Join us to celebrate an amazing local artist, support a great local business and share the love with Teton Habitat just in time for Valentine’s Day.

 

“Like the hidden depth of meaning imbued in Annie’s stunning designs, Habitat’s simple houses harness the profound sense of place and drive to preserve the wide open way of life that is at the heart of home in Jackson Hole.” says Paul Schmidt, Development Officer for Teton Habitat. “It’s really fun to partner with Annie and Native and play on these synergies in the spirit of community support.”

Band’s passion for environmental responsibility fuels her ethic of working with recycled metals and stones.  Every piece is hand-inscribed with inspirations, quotes or poetry on the reverse. These inspirations mesh with the designs to create powerful wearable totems. In a similar fashion, Teton Habitat is an area leader in recycling through its popular ReStore and upcycling classes and is proud to be running a zero-waste construction site at the Grove which.  This ethic fuels the powerful energy Habitat brings to the community by building stable homes for hardworking families dedicated to making Jackson Hole’s future strong.  Habitat and Annie Band are a natural fit.

Proceeds from the trunk show will help support Teton Habitat as it continues to strengthen communities and build homes in the popular non-profit’s third decade serving the communities of Jackson Hole and the surrounding area. Members of Habitat’s Staff will be on hand to answer questions and share their passion for Habitat’s work from 5 to 6 p.m. on both days.

ABOUT ANNIE BAND

Jackson Hole jewelry designer Annie Band creates unique totemic jewelry in a historical log cabin set in the woods, where she is inspired by the animal visitors— moose, bear, deer, butterflies, fox, mountain lions, weasels and many birds and wildflowers. She works with precious metal clays in silver, gold and bronze, using precious gems, as well as traditional silversmithing techniques. Every piece is hand inscribed with inspirations, quotes or poetry on the reverse.

For more information: www.annieband.com/ or 307.690.0972

About Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area

Habitat builds affordable homes in partnership with hardworking families in the Greater Teton Area and strengthens families and neighborhoods through community education and volunteer engagement.  With the proud support of one of the area’s most passionate donor communities, homes are built and sold at no profit to pre-selected partner families and individuals through an interest-free loan to ensure affordable monthly payments.  Homeowners also contribute at least 500 hours of sweat equity, save for closing costs, and take a series of homeowner education classes to qualify as Habitat Homeowenr partners.  Habitat also runs the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, which sells donated home furnishings, appliances and building supplies to help fund Habitat’s program.
For more information: www.tetonhabitat.org/ or 307-734-0828 or visit the Habitat for Humanity ReStore

ABOUT NATIVE JACKSON HOLE

Located on the Jackson Hole Town Square, Native celebrates the regional western culture with art and jewelry of unparalleled beauty and classic elegance. From Turquoise statement necklaces to Teton charms and rustically adorned bison skulls, the beauty of the West is alive and well at Native Jackson Hole. Opened in 1983 under the name A Touch of Class by Jackson Hole locals Safaa and Jim Darwiche, Native Jackson Hole has become a staple of the community for 35 years.

For more information: www.nativejh.com/ or 307.733.4069

COMMUNITY CALENDAR INFO:
Jewelry that Builds Homes!
Local Artist Annie Band Presents Trunk Show at Native to Benefit Teton Habitat for Humanity
Date: Monday February 12 and Tuesday February 13, 2018
Time: 12 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Native Jackson Hole on Town Square (10 W. Broadway, Jackson)

A collaboration of Annie Band Jewelry and Native Jackson Hole to benefit Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area

Wilson artist Annie Band will present a trunk show of her unique totemic jewelry at Native Jackson Hole on the Town Square on Monday and Tuesday February 12th and 13th from 11 am to 7 pm. Not only will this show give the public an opportunity to purchase Annie’s newest work, but it will also support an important solution to affordable housing. Annie is generously donating 5% of all sales from the show to benefit Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton area and Native has stepped up to match that contribution! Join us to celebrate an amazing local artist, support a great local business and share the love with Teton Habitat just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Contact:

Annie Band Jewelry
Annie Band, Owner/Artist
307.690.0972
annieband5@gmail.com
Teton Habitat Media
Kendra Heimbuck, Executive Director
307-734-0828 x 103Kendra@tetonhabitat.org
Native of Jackson Hole
Kathy Morgan, Store Manager
307-733-4069slokath@gmail.com

 

Donate to Habitat at Smith’s

Support Teton Habitat every time you shop at Smith’s.

Signing up is free and easy!
1. Go to SmithsFoodandDrug.com/inspire
2. Sign into your digital account or choose “Create an Account” and fill in the information.
3. Link your Rewards Card to your organization: Enter your organization’s number JL030 or at least 3 letters of your organization’s name and click ‘Search’, select the organization and
choose ‘Save’.

Then, every time you shop at Smith’s with
your Rewards Card, they donate 0.5% of
your total order to our nonprofit.*

Helpful Information
What purchases qualify?
Just about everything you purchase during your regular shopping trips! The only exclusions are alcohol, tobacco, postage stamps, Smith’s Gift Cards, re-loadable Gift Cards and debit cards, lottery and promotional tickets, Western Union, fuel and sales tax.

Remember, there’s no cost to participate in this program, and you’ll still earn fuel
points on eligible purchases every time you shop.
*0.5% based on eligible purchases.

Instructions in English

Instruction in Spanish

Become a Teton Habitat Winter Warrior!

Teton Habitat launches Winter Warrior Challenge

[Jackson, WY] [December, 19th 2017]—Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area (Teton Habitat) is challenging community members to participate in our Winter Warrior Challenge. Teton Habitat is launching the volunteering competition on January 1st. The competition will run until March 31st. Each hour spent volunteering earns participants a point in the challenge. The three volunteers with the highest number of points on April 1st receive prizes for first, second and third place. The prizes include a summer get-a-way, concert tickets, free guided river trips, gift cards and more!

 

Habitat builds year round and is in need of support during the winter months the most. It is critical to continue to have volunteers active on the site in order to hit our project deadline. The Winter Warrior Challenge aims to increase volunteer participation during the chilly months. “If it’s not too cold to ski, it’s not too cold to build with Habitat,” says Outreach Coordinator, Elizabeth Ferguson.  Individuals and groups are invited to participate in the Winter Warrior Challenge.

 

Volunteers are welcome to build with Teton Habitat at The Grove, 845 W. Snow King Ave, any Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9-4:30 PM. Interested volunteers should sign up online at www.tetonhabitat.org/get-involved. Please make sure you always dress appropriately when you come to volunteer with Habitat, especially during the winter months.

About Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area

Habitat builds homes in partnership with hardworking families in the Greater Teton Area and helps build stronger families and neighborhoods through homeowner education and by partnering with donors and volunteers to construct attractive, affordable homes.  Homes are sold at no profit to pre-selected partner families and individuals with an interest-free loan to ensure affordable monthly payments.  Homeowners are required to contribute at least 500 hours of “sweat equity”, save for closing costs, and take a series of homeowner education classes in order to purchase the home.  Habitat also runs the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, which sells donated building supplies, home furnishings and appliances to help fund Habitat’s program.

For more information, please call 307-734-0828, visit the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, or visit us on the web at www.tetonhabitat.org.

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

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tetonhabitat/
ReStore Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tetonhabitatrestore/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teton_habitat/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TetonHabitat

Teton Habitat Receives $5,000 Grant From Bank of the West

 

Teton Habitat Receives $5,000 Grant from Bank of the West

[Jackson, WY] [December 5th, 2017]— Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area (Teton Habitat) is pleased to announce it has received a $5,000 grant from Bank of the West.

The grant will support Teton Habitat’s current home building project, The Grove, Phase III, which began in June 2017. Stage One of the project will complete the first eight of twenty four homes. New residents will benefit from the 1200 sq. ft., 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom condominiums in the heart of Jackson, Wyoming.

“Bank of the West is proud to support Teton Habitat and develop housing solutions in the Greater Teton Area, and I’m thrilled the Bank’s investment will directly benefit this vibrant community,” said Olga Salmina, Branch Manager of Bank of the West of Jackson.

Ms. Salmina is a volunteer with Teton Habitat and served on the family selection committee that helped to select the partner homeowners of The Grove’s first eight homes.

“We are so glad to have a significant relationship with one of our local businesses,” said Kendra Heimbuck, Teton Habitat Executive Director.  “This grant provides valuable fiscal support for the project and also extends the volunteer support from Olga and the Bank of the West team.”

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About Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area

Habitat builds homes in partnership with hardworking families in the Greater Teton Area and helps build stronger families and neighborhoods through homeowner education and by partnering with donors and volunteers to construct decent and affordable homes.  Homes are sold at no profit to pre-selected partner families and individuals with an interest-free loan to ensure affordable monthly payments.  Homeowners are required to contribute at least 500 hours of “sweat equity”, save for closing costs, and take a series of homeowner education classes in order to purchase the home.  Habitat also runs the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, which sells donated building supplies, home furnishings, and appliances to help fund Habitat’s program.

For more information, please call 307-734-0828, visit the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, or visit us on the web at www.tetonhabitat.org.

About the Bank of the West

Bank of the West is a regional financial services company headquartered in San Francisco with $86.9 billion in assets as of June 30, 2017. Founded in 1874, Bank of the West provides a wide range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services through more than 600 branches and offices in 23 states and digital channels. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, a leading bank in Europe, which has a presence in 74 countries with more than 192,000 employees. To learn more about Bank of the West, visit About Us via BankoftheWest.com.

Member FDIC and   Equal Housing Lender. ©2017 Bank of the West.

 Contacts:

Teton Habitat Media
Kendra Heimbuck, Executive Director

307-734-0828 x 103, Kendra@tetonhabitat.org

 Bank of the West Media 

Lily Ruiz, Corporate Communications

(415) 765-4850, lily.ruiz@bankofthewest.com

 

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

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tetonhabitat/
ReStore Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tetonhabitatrestore/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teton_habitat/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TetonHabitat

 

Habitat Seeks New Development Officer

Habitat Seeks New Development Officer

November 9, 2017 — It is with regret but warm wishes that Teton Habitat announces the resignation of Courtney Allen as Development Officer.  At the end of November, Allen will be moving on to pursue a Director of Philanthropy position within the veteran service arena, allowing her to work within a field for which she has great passion and to grow in her personal career.  “Courtney has shown great enthusiasm for Habitat’s mission and this community, and she will be missed dearly,” said Habitat’s Executive Director Kendra Heimbuck.

Allen stepped into the Development Officer position at a pivotal time for Teton Habitat, as they were reopening the ReStore at the original China Town Plaza location, breaking ground on two homes in Alpine (the first Teton Habitat homes built outside of Teton County), and gearing up for the development of The Grove, Phase III.  Through her time with Teton Habitat, Allen sustained annual fund endeavors while helping to launch Teton Habitat’s first large-scale campaign effort to raise funds for The Grove, Phase III.

Teton Habitat is looking to hire a replacement for this Development Officer position and is accepting applications, in the form of a cover letter and resume, through November 27.  Candidates for this position should have a passion for building relationships, a desire to connect individuals and businesses to Habitat’s mission, a high level of organization and attention to detail, and should operate with professionalism.  The position is full-time salary, with health insurance, matched retirement savings and paid vacation.  In addition to the compensation package, this position offers the opportunity to join a dynamic team working to affect real change in the lives of members of our community, while gaining experience with fundraising events, an annual fund and comprehensive campaign efforts.  Interested candidates can email a cover letter and resume to jobs@tetonhabitat.org.

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

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tetonhabitat/
ReStore Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tetonhabitatrestore/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teton_habitat/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TetonHabitat

Teton Habitat receives $405,000 grant from Wells Fargo Housing Foundation

Teton Habitat receives $405,000 grant from Wells Fargo Housing Foundation

Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area (Teton Habitat) receives $405,000 Priority Market grant from the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation. On Oct 25, 2017 Wells Fargo & Company announced $6 million toward neighborhood revitalization efforts with 47 grants to nonprofits through the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation’s 2017 Priority Markets program.

“We are focused on making meaningful contributions to address affordable and sustainable housing,” said Shari Knoll, Wells Fargo Region Bank President for Wyoming and Eastern Idaho.” “These grants help revitalize neighborhoods, build stronger communities, and are an example of the positive impact that can be achieved with thoughtful public-private collaboration.”

Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area (Teton Habitat) was among two organizations who received the top grant award of $405,000. Though Teton Habitat has had a long standing relationship with Wells Fargo and has benefitted from both its Homeownership Counseling Grants and Team Member Volunteer grants, this is the first time Teton Habitat has qualified to apply for the Priority Market Grants program, an opportunity that is only available every few years. This gift will be utilized in support of Teton Habitat’s current home building project: The Grove, Phase III which began in June 2017. Stage 1 of the project will see the completion of the first 8 of 24, 1200 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo homes in the heart of Jackson WY behind the library.

“We are honored to be selected as one of the top grant recipients working to address affordable housing solutions in Wells Fargo’s 2017 priority market,” said Kendra Heimbuck, Teton Habitat Executive Director. “This substantial grant award will not only help to build the first eight condos at The Grove, Phase III but will also help to strengthen our community through the support of affordable workforce housing.”

The 2017 Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Priority Markets Program supports projects, programs and initiatives that help remove barriers to sustainable housing in low- and moderate-income communities. Since 2009, the program has provided grants totaling more than $48 million to nonprofits in more than 125 communities, impacting more than 40,000 people and creating more than 4,000 places for people to call home.

Grant recipients were selected from applications submitted by nonprofits Wells Fargo identified as leading large-scale affordable housing projects. Recipients must be 501 (c)(3) organizations with successful histories of supporting low- to moderate-income communities.

Grant recipients of the 2017 Priority Markets Program are:
1. Habitat for Humanity Anchorage (Anchorage, Alaska)
2. Montgomery Habitat for Humanity (Montgomery, Alabama)
3. Pima County Community Land Trust (Tucson, Arizona)
4. American Family Housing (Midway City, California)
5. NeighborWorks Orange County (Orange, California)
6. Habitat for Humanity Fresno County (Fresno, California)
7. West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation (West Hollywood, California)
8. Resources for Community Development (Berkeley, California)
9. Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (Berkeley, California)
10. Neighborhood Housing Services of the Inland Empire (San Bernardino, California)
11. S.V.D.P. Management, Inc. (San Diego, California)
12. Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (San Francisco, California)
13. Visionary Home Builders of California, Inc. (Stockton, California)
14. NeighborWorks New Horizons (New Haven, Connecticut)
15. Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury, Inc. (Waterbury, Connecticut)
16. Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. (Washington, D.C.)
17. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami (Miami, Florida)
18. Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation (Opa-Locka, Florida)
19. Ability Housing, Inc. (Jacksonville Florida)
20. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando (Orlando, Florida)
21. Bright Community Trust, Inc. (Clearwater, Florida)
22. Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay (Tampa, Florida)
23. City of Refuge, Inc. (Atlanta, Georgia)
24. Columbus Area Habitat for Humanity (Columbus, Georgia)
25. NeighborWorks Columbus (Columbus, Georgia)
26. NeighborWorks Boise (Boise, Idaho)
27. Saint Ambrose Housing Aid Center (Baltimore, Maryland)
28. Unity Properties, Inc. (Baltimore, Maryland)
29. Preservation North Carolina (Raleigh, North Carolina)
30. Reinvestment Partners (Durham, North Carolina)
31. Habitat for Humanity of Omaha (Omaha, Nebraska)
32. New Jersey Community Capital (New Brunswick, New Jersey)
33. Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
34. Central City Concern, Inc. (Portland, Oregon)
35. Transition Projects, Inc. (Portland, Oregon)
36. Habitat for Humanity of Chester County (Coatesville, Pennsylvania)
37. One80 Place (Charleston, South Carolina)
38. Jubilee Park & Community Center Corporation (Dallas, Texas)
39. Trinity Habitat for Humanity (Fort Worth, Texas)
40. Housing Channel (Fort Worth, Texas)
41. New Hope Housing, Inc. (Houston, Texas)
42. Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity (Salt Lake City, Utah)
43. Habitat for Humanity South Hampton Roads (Norfolk, Virginia)
44. Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg (Newport News, Virginia)
45. Wesley Housing Development Corporation (Alexandria, Virginia)
46. Housing Hope (Everett, Washington)
47. Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area (Jackson, Wyoming)

About Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area
Habitat builds homes in partnership with hardworking families in the Greater Teton Area and helps build stronger families and neighborhoods through homeowner education and by partnering with donors and volunteers to construct decent and affordable homes. Homes are sold at no profit to pre-selected partner families and individuals with an interest-free loan to ensure affordable monthly payments. Homeowners are required to contribute at least 500 hours of “sweat equity”, save for closing costs, and take a series of homeowner education classes in order to purchase the home. Habitat also runs the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, which sells donated building supplies, home furnishings and appliances to help fund Habitat’s program.
For more information, please call 307-734-0828, visit the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, or visit us on the web at www.tetonhabitat.org.

About the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation
In 2016, the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation donated $20 million in support of affordable housing initiatives serving low- and moderate-income households – including for seniors, veterans, and families – through community revitalization efforts. Since its inception in 1993, the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation has invested more than $190 million in such efforts, along with mobilizing more than 4.7 million team member volunteer hours to build and rehabilitate nearly 7,100 homes and counting.

About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,400 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 268,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2017 rankings of America’s largest corporations. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.

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

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

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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.

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tetonhabitat/
ReStore Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tetonhabitatrestore/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teton_habitat/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TetonHabitat