- Associated Press - Sunday, July 31, 2016

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Officials in Jackson are updating their compliance guidelines and closing loopholes on affordable-housing regulations, including ways to resolve complaints about people who live in a deed-restricted home renting out rooms, people with affordable housing who own other property and someone who has a dog when they shouldn’t have pets.

Officials are trying to put more people to work on the problem, Jackson Teton County affordable housing manager Stacy Stoker said.

Some cases are resolved fairly quickly, with owners adding their new roommate to the title of the house. Even though the Housing Authority does have to approve any changes to the title, it rarely seeks to requalify owners if someone is being added to the paperwork, the Jackson Hole News and Guide reported (https://tinyurl.com/jlvghml ).

“People fall in love and get married and start families,” she said. “That’s maybe not how they qualified when they bought the house, but that’s life. You can’t tell people you’re going to have to get a divorce or sell your house. It’s different if somebody buys a place and three days later moves somebody in. In that case, we would have an issue because that would have been fraud on their application.”

At least, that’s how the policy has functioned thus far, she said.



Stoker plans to have updated guidelines ready for the board and elected bodies to review in September. The public will also be invited to review the guidelines and offer input, she said.

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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, https://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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