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Housing Department receives grant for emergency housing

JACKSON, Wyo. — Measures in place to slow the spread of COVID have also put a hurt on the economy and those most in need when it comes to basic resources like shelter.

The Jackson/Teton County Housing Department today received a $25,000 grant to secure temporary housing for community members seeking a place to quarantine or isolate due to COVID-19. The grant was made possible by the Community Emergency Response Fund of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole.

“Over the past several months many community organizations have worked together to place individuals and families in temporary housing to safely quarantine or isolate because of COVID-19,” said housing director April Norton. “Over the past few weeks, it became clear that we needed to secure longer-term leases on multiple units to ensure that those in need have a place to safely land on a temporary basis. This grant from the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole allows us to better serve our community.”

The grant will be used to lease six units for the next three months to ensure that Teton County Public Health has a place for people to go should they need to quarantine or isolate and find themselves without safe sheltering options.

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