Online Dashboard for Community Housing Data Released

The Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion of Jack­son Hole announced that a new source for hous­ing data is now avail­able online. The Hous­ing Dash­board was col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly cre­at­ed by com­mu­ni­ty-invest­ed part­ners and sup­port­ed by the Foundation’s Hous­ing Ini­tia­tive to address com­mu­ni­ty need for afford­able and work­force housing.

The Hous­ing Dash­board is part of the Teton Com­mu­ni­ty Well­be­ing Dash­board, a resource facil­i­tat­ed and stew­ard­ed by Lega­cy­Works Group in part­ner­ship with over 70 orga­ni­za­tions in Teton Coun­ty, WY.

Fund­ed by the Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion, the Hous­ing Dash­board is a web­site and an online tool where users can explore inter­con­nect­ed data met­rics that affect sup­ply and demand of the hous­ing mar­ket in Teton Coun­ty. There are insights offered into the costs asso­ci­at­ed with afford­able hous­ing, includ­ing costs to build and sources of fund­ing. Users can also inter­act with the data to look at past and present hous­ing data and com­pare across met­rics. The dash­board con­tains a page ded­i­cat­ed to hous­ing resources as well.

Com­mu­ni­ty part­ners par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Foundation’s Hous­ing Solu­tions Ini­tia­tive shared data and insights to make this Hous­ing Dash­board pos­si­ble. Oth­er data sources include sev­er­al local stud­ies such as the Teton Region Hous­ing Needs Assess­ment, as well as real estate, statewide hous­ing infor­ma­tion, and the cur­rent Hous­ing Sup­ply Plan. Lega­cy­Works Group assem­bled the Hous­ing Dash­board and will stew­ard the data. The group will con­tin­ue to gath­er feed­back and engage in cycles of con­tin­u­ous improve­ment, so that it remains a rel­e­vant tool to track and inform hous­ing solu­tions. Com­mu­ni­ty par­tic­i­pa­tion is encour­aged, and feed­back on user expe­ri­ence may be shared via this Feed­back Form.

It’s inspi­ra­tional to see the Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion’s ded­i­ca­tion to improv­ing hous­ing acces­si­bil­i­ty through their inno­v­a­tive devel­op­ment of the hous­ing dash­board. I applaud the hard work of Wendy Mar­tinez, Lega­cy­Works, and all the com­mu­ni­ty stake­hold­ers that con­tributed to this impor­tant ini­tia­tive. This tool not only high­lights the chal­lenges we face but also show­cas­es the poten­tial for change through informed, col­lab­o­ra­tive action. It’s a ter­rif­ic resource for bet­ter under­stand­ing and address­ing our hous­ing needs. Teton Habi­tat is proud to have con­tributed to the effort,” remarked Kris Greenville, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of Habi­tat for Human­i­ty of the Greater Teton Area.

Lau­rie Andrews, Pres­i­dent of the Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion of Jack­son Hole said, The Hous­ing Dash­board is the result of many part­ners who com­mit­ted to host­ing data in one place, avail­able to all so that our com­mu­ni­ty can feel informed about and par­tic­i­pa­to­ry in afford­able hous­ing solu­tions. As we know from the recent clo­sure of Teton Pass, our com­mu­ni­ty is reliant on a work­force that com­mutes, and under­stand­ing the met­rics helps us build an informed plan for future housing.”

The Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion of Jack­son Hole’s Hous­ing Solu­tions Ini­tia­tive con­venes cross-sec­toral com­mu­ni­ty part­ners to cul­ti­vate part­ner­ships, fos­ter whole com­mu­ni­ty under­stand­ing about the com­plex­i­ty of hous­ing, and to help guide future col­lab­o­ra­tive hous­ing solu­tions. The Hous­ing Dash­board is part of this process. By shar­ing pri­or­i­ty data, the com­mu­ni­ty becomes bet­ter informed, and pol­i­cy­mak­ers have a basis for future deci­sions about afford­able housing.