ShelterJH members share relevant articles with one another through our member group. Here are what our conversations have been about this month:
- The Guardian: Who can afford to live in the west when locals can’t?
- Ski Mag: ShelterJH was featured in an article about housing insecurity in the West by local writer Lily Krass!
- Vice News: Beware of the new time-share start-up Pacaso
- Vox: We need to end single-family zoning
Supporting Responsible Decisions
This month, the Town Council and County Commission updated housing regulations. We wrote letters supporting the Pilot Preservation Program and enabling DACA recipients to apply for ownership units through the Affordable Housing Department. We are especially grateful that the DACA update passed unanimously! We also want to thank our Commissioners Luther Propst, Natalia Macker and Mark Newcomb who voted to purchase a property in town and remove it from the speculative market.
Housing Survey due 10/8
The Housing Department is in the middle of completing a Housing Assessment to help inform and direct their priorities. This is our chance to weigh in as a workforce and let the department know what we need! Anyone who works in Teton County is eligible, so please share with your commuter friends/colleagues/neighbors as well. Take the survey by October 8 in English or in Spanish.
Social Justice Fund (SJF) Panel
Social Justice Fund NW recently awarded ShelterJH a grant to hire a bilingual organizer to help us spread our housing justice mission throughout our Latinx community. Now we’re included in a discussion surrounding the importance of solidarity in grassroots organizing Register for the event online and we hope to see you there!
About SJF: Social Justice Fund NW is a foundation working at the frontlines of social change. We leverage the resources of our members to foster significant, long-term social justice solutions throughout Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.