View this email in your browser

Hello <<First Name>>,

Thanks for tuning in and I hope you have a great last few days of 2021! It's been an eventful month here at Shelter—in large part thanks to YOU. Here’s an update on what we've been working on:

We'll see you next month at our Annual Meeting!

Save the Date!
Have you attended one of our virtual annual meetings yet? Join us Tuesday, January 11th at 5:30pm to hear updates on our major accomplishments of the year, vote on board offices and new board members, and listen to a report on our financial status. All members are invited and encouraged to participate! Take a moment to copy this Zoom link to your calendar.

Do you know folks who might be a good fit for the ShelterJH Board of Directors? Send us your nominations to by Wednesday, January 5 so we can meet them before the Annual Meeting!

End of Year Donations: Another Matching Campaign!
Our matching campaign was so successful in June that Esther Judge-Lennox (ShelterJH member who founded Shacks on Racks) is generously matching donations through the end of the year! Please remember us as you support your favorite organizations through the end of the year and beyond.

If a real estate tax passed through the state legislature, the sale of a home like this alone could generate $470,000 in public revenue. Photo: Huff, Vaughn, Sassi

Real Estate Tax Advances!
GREAT NEWS: The county option real estate tax bill passed out of the state Revenue Committee this month!  This bill is by no means law yet, but it has never gotten this far in the legislature before. ⁠A huge thanks to those who showed up to testify in support of the bill: Town Councilor Arne Jorgensen, Chamber of Commerce President Anna Olson, local Bob McLaurin, and others from across the state!⁠ This bill is headed to the budget session as a committee-sponsored bill in February. Stay tuned.

New Staff Member: Blanca Moye
We are proud to announce that Blanca Moye has joined our team as the Bilingual Coordinator. Blanca is from Mexico City and has lived in this region for over 23 years. She is a CPR instructor and a parent educator and has experience working for the Latino Resource Center and the Early Head Start program. She also works for VoicesJH and serves on the Competitive Grant Committee at the Community Foundation. Welcome aboard, Blanca!

Zoning in Town is complicated. Updating zones for higher-density housing or reducing parking minimums could help pave the way for more homes for locals! Photo: Town of Jackson WY

Town Council Updates
Last month, the Town Council met to discuss parking requirements and potential zoning updates. We are so proud that ShelterJH members gave passionate public comments to the Councilors. The Councilors directed staff to bring back language for edits to these codes, which is a huge win! Stay tuned for what decisions are made in the new year, and always feel free to share your feedback with your representatives:

Hot Topics in Housing
ShelterJH members share relevant articles with one another through our member group. Here are what our conversations have been about this month:

  • Strong Towns: Why are developers building luxury housing? Thanks to ShelterJH board member Mike Welch for sharing this article with us!
  • High Country News: Resort replacing affordable housing—thanks to ShelterJH board member Skye Schell for sharing this article with us.
  • Outside Magazine: How to save a ski town—thanks to April Norton for sharing this article with our community!
  • JH News and Guide: ShelterJH in support of first/last/deposit assistance program 
  • The Colorado Sun: Aspen imposes a short term rental application and development moratorium—thanks to board member Skye Schell for sharing this article with us!
  • WyoFile: Survive, Drive, and Thrive and end Wyoming homelessness now
Join Us!
If you’re not already a member, please join our movement. We suggest a donation of $20 per year; however, we want our membership to be as accessible as possible, so please pay what you can. Members receive access to special meetings, vote on the Board of Directors, and help set the vision and trajectory for the organization. Already a member? Forward this email to five friends who care about the housing emergency! 

As always, I am here to answer any questions. Thanks for your steadfast support of ShelterJH!

Clare Stumpf
Copyright © 2021 ShelterJH, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp