Learning from Peer Communities: Housing Lessons and Opportunities with Jackson, Wyoming’s Housing Director

Tue, Jan 24th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm

2 weeks ago

The Community Library

The Community Library

In 2016, April Norton joined the Jackson/Teton County Housing Department as its first director, focusing on partnerships to create affordable housing in the Jackson Hole area. She spent the previous decade developing programs and projects that help communities thrive. Through her work at the LOR Foundation, she engaged with rural landscapes and people throughout the Intermountain West, working on projects that included land and water conservation and affordable housing.

In many respects, the Jackson Hole area is a peer community and as such has similar struggles. April will describe these struggles and successes, what makes resort communities’ housing challenges unique, and what solutions and tools work well there. One such solution is deed-restricting housing units to people who live and/or work in the area and by income – which can be accomplished with a range of tools. Her county-wide efforts and diverse work experience also contributes to her understanding of the different roles that non-profits, governments, and for-profits play in the housing sphere and how best to allocate funds.

Register on www.comlib.org to save your seat. This program will be livestreamed and available to watch later on the Library’s Vimeo.

In collaboration with the City of Ketchum.

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