Accomplishments

Many of these accomplishments have been in partnership with other visionary individuals and organizations in our community. We couldn’t have achieved all we have without supporting and being supported by others!

  • 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
  • Helped bring attention to Hoback RV Park evictions and lobbied the BCC to take action
  • 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
  • Lobbied the Town and County to allow DACA recipients to apply for ownership units through the Housing Department
  • Won a grant and hired a bilingual organizer to conduct outreach to the Latinx community
  • Won a grant to establish a housing council modeled after the successful Truckee/Tahoe Mountain Housing Council
  • Members submitted over 100 letters in support of a development moratorium to the Town Council
  • Advocated for the Housing Department to add another staff member to their efforts—and they did! Welcome to Kristi Malone!
  • Advocated for the Preservation Program which “unlock” homes for locals, which is now a permanent program
  • Organized a meeting with Town Councilors and Sustainable Strategies DC, a consulting firm that assists entities in accessing for public grant funding—subsequently, the Councilors voted unanimously to hire a consultant to help them apply for federal infrastructure grants⁠
  • Lobbied the Town Council to update the use of the term “family” in Ordinance 473, which passed its third reading on 3/21/22

In Progress