We need more than Workforce.
There has been a lot of hubbub around the recent Town Council decision to approve 195 units on South Park Loop road. 45% of the homes will be Workforce deed-restricted, and one will be Affordable. Check out our blog post to read our take.
We have strategized around our goals for 2023 and updated our Policy Platform to reflect the many conversations we’ve had with the board, staff, Policy Team members, and the greater Shelter membership. We can’t wait to tackle all of these important priorities this year! If you’re interested in joining the Policy Team, contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pinky G’s was a success!
Our first casual member meet-up was a huge success! We had a great time last week chatting over pizzas at Pinky G’s. We want to create as many opportunities as possible for community members to connect over shared experiences and hopes.
HUGE thanks to Pinky G’s for hosting us and providing delicious pies, and of course to all members and future members who dropped by to talk housing (or not!).
See you all at the next one, TBD!
ShelterJH visits Cheyenne
ShelterJH Advocacy Director Clare journeyed to Cheyenne last week to attend a statewide training with organizers from across Wyoming working on issues including Medicaid expansion, public lands access and voting rights. She met local Representatives Liz Storer and Andrew Byron for a trek inside the Capitol’s dome, where visitors sign their names along the window sills and walls. ShelterJH will now be ever present in Cheyenne!
We have new stickers thanks to artists and members Maria Sengle and Kika Mcfarlane! You can find these at our next in person event or email us to grab a few, donations encouraged.
Hot Topics in Housing
ShelterJH members share relevant media pieces with one another through our Google Group. Here are what our conversations have been about this month: