Construction Update & Construction Lead Hire

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Habitat Gears up for the Grove

[Jackson, WY] [March 7, 2017]—Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area (Teton Habitat) broke ground in October 2016, on its first ever homes in Lincoln County. Part of the Alpine Meadows subdivision and in the heart of the Alpine, WY, these homes were made possible due to the donation of two lots by the Meridian Group, the subdivision’s developer. Despite facing an unrelenting winter which included working in forty-five mph wind and being forced to close the build site due to negative twenty-five degree days, the Habitat team, supported by committed volunteers, has pushed through.  The construction team and volunteers are now drying in the second home and are pressing daily to complete the two single-family homes for proud homeowners, The Ojedas and The Robertsons, by May 2017.  Habitat needs your help to meet this important deadline. They are calling for all willing volunteers from Star Valley to Jackson, and the Teton Valley to come lend a hand in support of Habitat mission to provide safe, affordable housing for our community members. No experience or specific skill is necessary to be a volunteer, as the Habitat team will teach you skills on the build site. Volunteers are welcome to join the Habitat construction crew any Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday from 9-4:30PM at 100 and 122 Columbine Street in Alpine. Contact Elizabeth Ferguson, elizabeth@tetonhabitat.org or 307-734-0828 x 102 to sign up.

Upon completion of the Alpine Meadows project, the Habitat team will move their focus to building the final phase of The Grove in the town of Jackson. The Grove, Phase III project will provide twenty-four three bedroom, two bath condos, for qualified Teton County workers. These homes will by purchase by individuals who earn between 30-80% of the Area Median Income as defined by HUD and locally as Category 1 earners.  Habitat is excited to have the opportunity to provide twenty-four more homeowners stable housing in Jackson.

The Habitat staff is a small, dedicated team of twelve people. In order to meet the increased demand of The Grove project, Habitat is hiring an additional Construction Lead to join our current two-person construction team.  Please visit www.tetonhabitat.org/jobs for a full job description. Email resume and cover letter to jobs@tetonhabitat.org by March 17th, 2017.

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.