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Rent Assistance

Financial Rent Assistance

RENT ASSISTANCE
Building Financial Stability

If you’re facing difficulties paying your rent, our Rent Assistance program may be able to assist you. We provide financial resources during times of crisis, along with personalized budgeting guidance and connections to additional resources. Our goal is to help you maintain secure housing and work towards greater financial stability. Eligible households can request assistance up to three times within a given calendar year.

In 2022…

273

households received rent assistance.

468

total months of rent assistance provided.

Frequently Asked Questions

One22 encourages community members to access all available local, state and federal resources first. Our Client Services team can assist you with this. 

Individuals and households who have lived or worked in Teton County, Wyoming continuously for at least the past six months may request financial assistance up to three times during between January and December of a given calendar year. Our Rent Assistance program is not intended to help individuals relocate or settle in Teton County. The program supports eligible households experiencing a loss of income/wages or an unexpected increase in expenses. 

One22 Basic Needs Programs are designed for households at or below 80% of Median Family Income (MFI). However, we will consider extenuating circumstances. If you have a question about your eligibility, please contact us.

Rent Assistance Income Scale
Income ranges effective May 15, 2023

If your gross income was at, or below, this amount last month, you may be eligible

Family SizeLast’s Month IncomeFamily SizeLast’s Month Income
1$5,9595$9,194
2$6,8106$9,875
3$7,6627$10,556
4$8,5138$11,237
Amounts are based on approximately 80% of Median Family
Income in Teton County, as of May 15, 2023.

MFI is calculated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) each year based on actual data for Teton County, Wyoming. One22 uses current MFI guidelines from the Jackson/Teton County Affordable Housing Department.

Each of the up to three financial assistance requests in a year have different requirements. The requirements facilitate financial conversations to support households working toward greater financial stability. If you need assistance with your request, please call us at 307-739-4500.

Request # 1: Connection

The Connection request helps us get to know each other, understand your situation, and suggest appropriate resources for you and your family. 

  1. Submit a financial assistance request online and attach:
  • A copy of your lease or a statement of current rent
  • Documentation of household income:
    • Pay stub(s) documenting earnings for all wage earners in the household in the last 30 days
    • Other income received in the last 30 days such as Social Security, pension or retirement, public assistance, child support, unemployment benefit statement and any other relevant income (such as letter from employer detailing hours worked and total pay for the past month)

Request # 2: Awareness

In the Awareness request, together we take a closer look at your current household budget and an income and bill tracker and begin to identify ways to strengthen your financial outlook.

  1. Submit a financial assistance request online with the housing and income documentation described in Request #1.  
  2. Collaborate in-person with a Client Services team member to: 
  • Complete or review your income and bill tracker to identify options for increasing income, decreasing expenses, and, where possible, adjusting the timing of some expenses to improve your budget
  • Explore community resources, options and support services to improve your household’s financial outlook and overall well-being

Request #3: Looking Forward

The Looking Forward request focuses on working together to identify specific actions of your choosing to strengthen your financial outlook moving forward.

  1. Submit a financial assistance request online with the housing and income documentation described in Request #1. 
  2. Collaborate in-person with a Client Services team member to:
  • Create an action plan for using resources, options and support services in order to improve your household’s financial outlook and overall well-being
  • Develop short-term strategies for increasing income, decreasing expenses, and prioritizing bills

Financial assistance requests are due on the 5th and the 20th of every month. A complete request includes: 

  1. An online financial assistance request form;
  2. Supporting housing and income documentation; and 
  3. A conversation or meeting with a Client Services team member

Please plan for the time to meet or have a conversation with a Client Services team member and submit your request by the deadlines. We do our best to make award notifications within a week and have checks available for distribution by the middle of the month and the end of the month.

We encourage homeowners to discuss their options with their lending institution as our Financial Assistance program does not cover mortgage costs. However, please contact us because we may be able to share other resources and information that can help.

One22 encourages applicants to access all available local, state and federal resources first; this includes unemployment benefits. Please contact us because we may be able to connect you with these or other resources that can help. If unemployment benefits are not adequate to cover your basic needs for housing, food, medicine and other necessities, you may apply for rent assistance.

If you worked in Teton County, Wyoming continuously for at least the past six months and recently became unemployed, you may apply. We recognize that it takes time to obtain new employment. Please note, we require proof of previous employment in Teton County.

Rent Assistance decisions are based on your income, family size and access to other resources. The amount of assistance is based on household gross monthly income and monthly rent. One22 will pay the difference between 30% of your household’s recent gross monthly income and your monthly rent payment, up to $2,000 a month for a family with dependents and up to $1,000 a month for households without dependents. Special consideration is given to single parent households and people in need of individualized support.

Rent Assistance Examples

Household with DependentsHousehold without Dependents
Gross Monthly Income$2,500$1,500
Monthly Rent$2,000$1,100
30% of Gross Monthly Income*$750$450
One22 Rent Assistance$1,250$650
This formula is based on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s ‘30% rule’ – that a housing cost burden occurs when a household pays more than 30% of gross income on housing costs.

A goal of the First/Last/Deposit program is to help households obtain healthier, more stable and affordable housing so the need for emergency financial assistance decreases. However, each household’s situation is unique. Please contact us if you have received First/Last/Deposit assistance and would like to inquire about Rent Assistance. 

We prioritize keeping people in their homes with access to food, medicine and other necessities. Financial assistance is made in the form of rent payments directly to the landlord, and in the form of grocery store gift cards, which can be used toward groceries, prescriptions, and gas.

Please call our office at 307-739-4500; a member of our Client Services team will be glad to assist you.

The help I needed…

“I’m determined to see my kids graduate from high school without moving yet again. One22 has provided the buffer we need while I work to find more secure employment.” – Sarah

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