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Bank of Jackson Hole Continues To Support Affordable Housing with Teton Habitat

Bank of Jackson Hole Continues To Support Affordable Housing with Teton Habitat

Keeping true to its local values, Bank of Jackson Hole is continuing its longstanding support for one of the area’s greatest challenges, affordable housing. As a top annual sponsor for the local housing non-profit, the bank will again underwrite one of Teton Habitat’s most important fund-raisers, the annual Dream Builders Luncheon.

“It’s really gratifying to see an organization like Bank of Jackson Hole stand with Teton Habitat year after year.” Says Kendra Heimbuck, Teton Habitat’s Executive Director. “The support from them goes beyond the business sponsorship with many of the Bank’s employees volunteering at the job site, on committees, and the board, as well as donating generously on their own.”

“We’re proud to have such a strong partnership with Teton Habitat for Humanity,” says Dawn Pruett, Bank of Jackson Hole SVP and Habitat Board Member, “Both our organizations share a value on providing an important community service in a way that deeply honors the people and families that make our community shine.”

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
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Darnel Home Dedication

Join us in welcoming the Darnel Family into their home!

 

August 8th, 5PM
525 Hall Street
Reception after in Mike Yokel Park

 

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

Summer Green Drinks at The Grove!

This summer’s informal, environmentally-related summer networking event will be co-hosted by Habitat for Humanity and Beyond Efficiency at The Grove Phase III, 825 W. Snow King Ave. Complimentary light appetizers and drinks will be provided.

Attendees will hear from Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area regarding their green building and zero waste practices. The discussion will then focus on the broader topic of sustainable, affordable building and workforce housing in Jackson.

As always, Green Drinks JH encourages you to carpool, ride the START bus, bike or walk to the event and BRING YOUR OWN CUP! The 2018/2019 fun and engaging happy hours are hosted by Beyond Efficiency with support for the July event from Habitat from Humanity and the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce. Call 307.200.7236 x 5 or visit greendrinksjh.org for more information.

Green Drinks JH is a quarterly gathering for people and the planet.

The event is open to the entire community and encourages discussion, education and general awareness surrounding such topics as sustainability, best business practices, conservation and energy efficiency.

Global Village Mexico Testimonials

Global Village – Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico

April 20 -28, 2019

Twenty volunteers from Teton Counties in Wyoming and Idaho, traveled to Mexico to assist in constructing a pair of homes for families in need. A new relationship between the Global Village arm of Teton Habitat for Humanity and Habitat Mexico paved the way for our construction efforts. The need was profound, the result substantial and the experience unparalleled. 

This trip was highly organized, well communicated and flawlessly executed. The leadership of Augusta Friendsmith, Carsten Stuhr and their counterparts in Mexico was instrumental in the seamless operation from start to finish. Well in advance of our trip several fund raising opportunities allowed the volunteer participants the chance to minimize and even eliminate out-of-pocket expenses.

Accommodations were clean, comfortable and conveniently located on the beach. Though our work days were hot and physical there was ample time to rest, relax and explore our new surroundings in Puerto Escondido. The homes under construction provided our two small groups plenty of productive work and a newly acquired measure of masonry skills. Enough cannot be said of the caliber and character of this hardy, happy and hardworking volunteer group. I may have traveled to Mexico with 19 strangers but came home with 19 friends. This experience was perhaps the most personally fulfilling week of my life and I eagerly look forward to the opportunity to do it again.

Written by: Matt Hare

I was told my international experience with Habitat would be life changing and it was. I was so fortunate to travel with such an incredible team from Teton Habitat. Then to meet the fabulous team in Mexico and work side by side with them, I can’t express how rewarding it was to see what can be accomplished in such a short period of time. The Mexico Habitat families were so open and appreciative of our team’s work. Even though there weren’t always words to communicate because of language; gestures, smiles and hugs spoke volumes. When our work week was done, the closing ceremony in the afternoon brought all the families and friends together to mingle with more hugs, tears, and not necessarily good-byes, but until we meet again. I thank Teton Habitat and Habitat Mexico for this opportunity and can’t wait till next year. I also celebrated a milestone birthday which will always be a highlight of my experience.

Written by: Jackie Riley

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
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Ready for Homeownership?

Habitat will be accepting applications for 8 homes at The Grove. You must attend an information session to receive access to the application. If you can not attend an information session contact us!

Building strength, stability, and self-reliance!
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area (Teton Habitat)
wendy@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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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teton_habitat/
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AmeriCorps National Service- Construction Crew Lead

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the construction industry but don’t know where to start? Then we have the perfect opportunity for you! Teton Habitat is searching for an AmeriCorps National Service- Construction Crew Lead to service with us during the 2019-2020 service term. 

This hands-on experience provides you an opportunity to learn and develop new skills and confidence while serving a critical role in helping Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build a better future for themselves and their families. You can get paid to serve on an active build site or at a local Habitat assisting homeowner families, volunteers and staff.

Construction Crew Leader

Construction crew leaders play an integral part in building and repairing more homes, leading to better neighborhoods and communities. As a construction crew leader, you will lead and develop groups of skilled and unskilled volunteers and homeowner families in construction activities all while maintaining a safe, efficient work environment. Using volunteer management techniques, you will manage volunteers and homeowner families as they assist in the building of new homes and/or repairing existing homes or completing weatherization projects. Together, you will perform hands-on construction tasks including, but not limited to, demolition, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping.

Please Note: while construction experience is helpful, it is not required. 

Required Qualifications: 

• 18 years of age or older
• U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
• High school diploma or GED equivalent (or agree to work towards one while serving)
• Valid driver’s license and ability to meet host site’s insurance requirements

Helpful Qualifications:

• Previous experience with a residential homebuilder or a construction AmeriCorps member
• Experience with power tools• Ability to drive large pick-up trucks (or willingness to learn)• Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity International and AmeriCorps• Ability to work with a diverse group of people• Strong verbal communication skills• Experience working with volunteers, teaching or group facilitation• Experience working as a member of a larger team• Knowledge of community development practices• Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel
Benefits of Service:

• Living allowance minimum of $13,992 for a full 46½ weeks of service
• Segal Education Award of $6,095 (upon successful completion of service) – lifetime maximum of 2
• Affordable Care Act-compliant health plan.
• Personal and sick days — approximately 10 days total.
• Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible)
• Child Care Benefits (if eligible)
• Approx. 10 holidays (dependent on service location)
• Member Assistance Program (MAP) – offers free services, such as counseling and financial planning resources.

Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area

Jackson, WY and the Greater Teton Area is a beautiful, vibrant place to live with endless opportunities for outdoor exploration for individuals who have such a passion. Located just miles from Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Bridger Teton National Forest, and Targhee-Caribou National Forest, Jackson always offers you new places to explore. The need for housing in our community ranges from seasonal employees who seek short-term rentals to long-term residents of the community that wish to have the benefits of homeownership. Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area (Teton Habitat) brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope, creating long-term solutions for our housing crisis. Teton Habitat is the sole only housing provider building homes solely for members of the community who earn 30-80% of the Area Median Income. Our AmeriCorps member will play an integral role in providing leadership on our project sites, engaging volunteers to become champions for our mission, and building 16 homes in downtown Jackson. Join our Habitat family and form lasting relationships while creating affordable housing solutions with hard-working families.

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See full description on Habitat for Humanity International website

Women Build Sponsorship Opportunities

For 21 years now, Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area has educated, inspired, and empowered women, providing ongoing volunteer opportunities where everyone can learn and hone a wide range of construction and home building skills.  The annual Women Build event has become a popular day of celebration of gender equality in a field that is typically dominated by men.  This year’s event is going to be bigger and better than ever and we’re inviting you to join Teton Habitat in support of women building homes at The Grove, behind the library in Jackson. The event will take place on Saturday, May 4th.

If your business places a value on women’s leadership and empowerment, and you want to support the women of Jackson Hole in growing their ability to build with confidence, please consider partnering with Teton Habitat to make Women Build 2019 our best build day yet!  Supporting businesses will have their logo or name on the event t-shirt and enjoy publicity in pre-event marketing, on our website, and via special mention at the event.

Silver Sponsor: $250 (business name only on tee)

Gold Sponsor: $500 (medium logo on tee) 10 available

Platinum Sponsor: $1,000 (large logo on tee) only 4 available

Presenting Sponsor: $3,000+ (additional benefits) only 1 available

The sooner you get on board, the more PR value comes your way!

Paul Schmidt, Development Officer
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area
Office 307.734.0828, ext 101  |   paul@tetonhabitat.org

Teton Habitat Awarded Major Funding for The Grove Phase III From FHLB through Bank of Jackson Hole

A $200,000 Competitive Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant from the Bank of Jackson Hole and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLB Des Moines) will help fund the $8 Million affordable housing development at The Grove Phase III, a 24-unit condo-home development in the town of Jackson, WY.

The grant was awarded to Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area (Teton Habitat), a local non-profit organization that is spearheading the project. This grant is the first ever AHP grant awarded in Teton County.

“The homes we’re building at The Grove will positively impact the long term quality of life for 24 local families,” said Teton Habitat Executive Director Kendra Heimbuck. “Being awarded this grant underscores the great value of affordable housing in our community and the high caliber of Teton Habitat’s project execution in comparison to affordable housing developments across the nation.”

The first 8 units at The Grove Phase III, behind the County Library in Jackson were finished last fall. The 8 units in the second stage supported by this AHP grant will be completed in early 2020 with the entire 24 unit construction project slated to wrap up in the summer of 2021.

“The Bank of Jackson Hole is proud to facilitate projects that help our community,” said Bank of Jackson Hole’s President, Jim Ryan. “Through this partnership with FHLB Des Moines, we are able to support a great cooperative project making the dream of affordable living for some working families a reality.”

Funds for this program were provided through the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines Competitive Affordable Housing Program.

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 Homeowner 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

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