The Weighted Drawing Process

Weighted Drawings for Affordable and Workforce Housing

After filling out our online Intake Form, you will receive a notification via text and/or e-mail whenever a home becomes available via our Affordable or Workforce Housing programs. If you review the details of the home and decide that you are both eligible and interested, you may enter the Weighted Drawing for that home. You will have two weeks from the weighted drawing notification to complete everything needed to enter the weighted drawing. After the weighted drawing entry period is closed, we then submit all of our application entries to an outside firm to conduct a random drawing. Drawing results are recorded as they are drawn in the order they are drawn. If the first household drawn declines to purchase the home, it will be offered to the second household drawn, and so on. You may not enter a weighted drawing unless you have completed the online Intake Form prior to the lottery being announced. You are responsible for updating your Intake Form as changes in your status occur. Signing in to your Intake Form account after a weighted drawing has been announced will disqualify you from being able to participate in that weighted drawing. 

Occupancy Requirements

To be eligible to enter a weighted drawing, the household size must fit the minimum occupancy requirements as follows:

Studio or one-bedroom:     One or two person household

Two bedroom:                    One or two adults with at least one dependent

Three bedroom:                 One or two adults with at least two dependents

Four bedroom:                   One or two adults with at least three dependents               

What is a "Household"?

Our definition of a "household" includes all adults and dependents that will reside in a restricted home. Dependents are only counted if they are eligible to be claimed on taxes.  For the purposes of calculating income, a household includes all annual income for adults in the home, including retirement income, and excluding income from adult children who attend college.

Eligibility Requirements for a Weighted Drawing:

  • One person in the household must be able to prove at least one year of full time employment in Teton County, for up to ten years

All adults in the household must be able to verify their current employment status, but only one must prove at least one year of full time employment at the time the weighted drawing is announced. It is a "weighted" drawing because you will receive one entry for every year you have worked in Teton County, WY for up to ten years. 

Our definition of "full time" is 1,560 hours/year (an average of 30 hours per week). 

Years and hours worked must be provable via the methods outlined on our Application Checklists (rental / ownership).

  • The household must fit into the specific income and asset limit requirements for the home that is available

Affordable Homes: Households of prospective renters must fall within the 0%-120% Median Family Income (MFI) range on our Income Asset Limit Chart.  

Workforce Homes: The household must fit into the specific income and asset limit requirements specified for each individual home.

  • At least one person in your household must be 18 years of age

Extra Eligibility Requirements for Ownership:

  • At least one person in your household must be a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident

To be eligible to apply for ownership, at least one person in the household must be a U.S. Citizen or a foreign national who has been granted the right to reside permanently in the United States and holds a Green Card (Lawful Permanent Resident).

  • At least one person in your household must take the Homebuyer Education course prior to entering a weighted drawing

To be eligible to apply for ownership units, at least one member of the household must take the Wyoming Housing Network Homebuyer Education course. This is a $75 online course that takes approximately five hours, and can be taken at your convenience. If you are a serious prospective buyer, we recommend that you do this course in advance. Otherwise, you will only have a two week window after a weighted drawing is announced to complete the course and submit your entry. This only needs to be done once -- completion will never expire.

Special Cases and Exceptions

  • Critical Service Providers

Households who have eligible Critical Services Providers (CSPs) will receive an an additional entry in the drawing for each year of service, for up to two years. For CSPs, this increases the maximum number of possible entries from 10 to 12. More details about CSP eligibility can be found here.

  • Disabled Residents

Disabled adults must be able to prove one full year of residency in Teton County, Wyoming. Other resources for disabled residents can be found here.