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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

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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/
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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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tetonhabitat/
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Wells Fargo Media
Stephanie Grant, 760-317-6505, Stephanie.grant2@wellsfargo.com

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

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tetonhabitat/
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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

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

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tetonhabitat/
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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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tetonhabitat/
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/TetonHabitat

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

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