Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area builds homes in Jackson Hole, Wyoming in partnership with families in need.
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area was formed in 1995 under the umbrella of Habitat for Humanity International, which has been operating since 1976. Since then, we have built 23 homes in Teton County, WY. The homes are sold to partner families at no profit with an interest-free mortgage issued by Habitat. In 2010 Habitat launched a new program called A Brush with Kindness to provide exterior home repairs to qualifying low-income homeowners. In its first year A Brush with Kindness served 12 local families and 3 local organizations. Habitat hopes one day everyone will have a safe place to live.
Habitat does not ‘give’ houses away.
Chosen families work closely with us, investing 500 hours of their own labor, or “sweat-equity” in building their homes and those of their neighbors. Mortgage payments for our homeowners are typically around $600 a month. Volunteer partners do approximately 80% of the work on Habitat homes. Each year, thousands of volunteers from churches, youth groups, colleges, corporations and civic organizations give their time and energy to build Habitat homes. We rely primarily on private donations for home building and operating expenses. However, federal, state, county and town funds are often used for land and infrastructure.
2010 Habitat Launches A Brush with Kindness
A Brush with Kindness provides exterior home repairs to qualifying low-income homeowners. A Brush with Kindness program is on hold due to current programming. ABWK is part of a nation-wide program to serve low-income homeowners who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes themselves due to age, disability, or circumstance.
Habitat’s homes are available to all who meet our family selection criteria, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area is an Equal Opportunity Employer.