Accomplishments

  • Led a 100+ person march and rally on Town Hall in 2016 in support of homes for all
  • Won updates to Town and County housing regulations, including ending discrimination based on documentation in rental opportunities
  • Advocated for the first tenant protections in the Town of Jackson, including a 30-day notice period and the Housing Ombudsman program to assist in mediating housing disputes
  • Established as a 501(c)4 so we can lobby and endorse candidates and take bold political action
  • Improved the housing mitigation policies at Town and County, and supported the policies when they were threatened by state legislation
  • Held 2016, 2018, and 2020 election season events and voter and candidate education
  • 3/5 of our endorsed candidates in November 2020 got elected
  • ShelterJH Coordinator Clare Stumpf was appointed to the Housing Supply Board
  • Weighed in on Northern South Park Neighborhood Plan and lobbied County Commissioners to deny the initial Gill application to make room for holistic planning
  • Lobbied the County Commissioners to ensure that Northern South Park Steering Committee meetings are public—they will be!
  • Funded a part-time staff member to further ShelterJH’s mission: before onboarding Clare Stumpf, ShelterJH was completely run by volunteers, most of whom moved away because of housing challenges

In Progress

  • Collaborating with realtors and local and state legislators to develop a Real Estate Transfer Tax
  • Working with the Teton County Board of Realtors to develop a voluntary housing fund to collect donations from home sales
  • Working to establish Landing Locals in the valley (an Air BnB-type platform that connects locals with landlords who want to rent to locals)
  • Our membership has grown 10x over since April 2020—and continues to grow on a daily basis! Become a member here!
  • Building connections between housing organizations in the valley to collaborate on common goals (including One22, Affordable Housing Department, Community Counseling Center, Habitat for Humanity, etc.)
  • Helped bring attention to Hoback RV Park evictions and lobbied the BCC to take action
  • Encouraging members to apply for the NSP Steering Committee (already appointed) and stakeholder group (waiting to see who gets appointed)
  • Participating in stakeholder group meetings for the upcoming Red House Apartments near the Brewpub
  • Educating the Jackson Hole public about tenant rights, opportunities to engage with housing policy, and local housing happenings (i.e. the recent housing mitigation vote and upcoming developments like the Red House Apartments)