• State Data Overview

    Across Wyoming, there is a shortage of rental homes affordable and available to extremely low income households (ELI), whose incomes are at or below the poverty guideline or 30% of their area median income (AMI). Many of these households are severely cost burdened, spending more than half of their income on housing. Severely cost burdened poor households are more likely than other renters to sacrifice other necessities like healthy food and healthcare to pay the rent, and to experience unstable housing situations like evictions.

    Renter households that are extremely low income
    Shortage of rental homes affordable and available for extremely low income renters
    Average income limit for 4-person extremely low income household
    Annual household income needed to afford a two-bedroom rental home at HUD's Fair Market Rent.
    Percent of extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden
  • State Level Partners

    NLIHC Housing Advocacy Organizer

    Thaddaeus Elliott

    Thaddaeus Elliott

    202-662-1530 x250 | [email protected]

    State Partners

    There is currently no State Coalition Partner in this state. Learn more about becoming a State Coalition Partner here.

    Become an NLIHC State Partner

    NLIHC’s affiliation with our state coalition partners is central to our advocacy efforts. Although our partners' involvement varies, they are all housing and homeless advocacy organizations engaged at the state and federal level. Many are traditional coalitions with a range of members; others are local organizations that serve more informally as NLIHC's point of contact.

    Inquire about becoming a state partner by contacting [email protected]

    Become a Member
  • Housing Trust Fund
    HTF Implementation Information

    NLIHC continues working with leaders in each state and the District of Columbia who will mobilize advocates in support of HTF allocation plans that benefit ELI renters to the greatest extent possible. Please contact the point person coordinating with NLIHC in your state (below) to find out about the public participation process and how you can be involved. Email Courtney Cooperman with any questions.

    NHTF logo
    Current Year HTF Allocation
    NLIHC Point Person for HTF Advocacy

    There is not currently an NLIHC NHTF Point Person in Wyoming. For more information regarding NHTF advocacy in Wyoming, contact Courtney Cooperman at [email protected].

    State Designated Entity:

    Tammy Krei

    Director of Housing and Neighborhood Development 

    Wyoming Community Development Authority

    [email protected]

    Official Directly Involved with HTF Implementation:
  • Resources

    Housing Profiles

    State Housing Profile

    State Housing Profile: Wyoming (PDF) (JPG)

    Congressional District Housing Profile

    Congressional District Profile: Wyoming (PDF)

    Research and Data

    National Housing Preservation Database

    The National Housing Preservation Database is an address-level inventory of federally assisted rental housing in the United States.

    Out of Reach: The High Cost of Housing

    Out of Reach documents the gap between renters’ wages and the cost of rental housing. In Wyoming and Nationwide

    The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Rental Homes

    The Gap represents data on the affordable housing supply and housing cost burdens at the national, state, and metropolitan levels. In Wyoming and Nationwide

  • Take Action
    Urge Congress to Enact Historic Housing Investments!
    Urge Congress to Pass a Budget with Increased Investments in Affordable Homes
  • COVID-19 Resources
    COVID-19 Resources

    NLIHC has estimated a need for no less than $100 billion in emergency rental assistance and broke down the need and cost for each state (download Excel spreadsheet). 

    In response to COVID-19 and its economic fallout, many cities and states are creating or expanding rental assistance programs to support individuals and families impacted by the pandemic, and NLIHC is tracking in-depth information on these programs.  

    You can use the interactive map and searchable database to find state and local emergency rental assistance programs near you. You can also see the latest news on rental assistance programs through the state-by-state news tracker. Note that this is not a comprehensive list of all rental assistance programs as we continue to update frequently. If you are aware of a program not included in our database, please contact [email protected]

    COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Programs

    Across the country, homeless service providers are struggling to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to follow public health guidelines and help ensure people’s safety, some shelters are being forced to reduce services, restrict admittance, or close entirely. The loss of these critical resources puts people experiencing homelessness at even higher risk of illness. Check NLIHC's cumulative list of shelter closings.

    Below is a list of shelters that have had to majorly alter services or completely close:

    No information at this time.

    The Wyoming Department of Family Services has distributed just $14.5 million of the $325 million in federal emergency rental assistance funds. As of late December, 9,019 applications have been submitted, and 5,670 have been paid.

    Updated on January 30, 2022

    Wyoming Public Media reports that Wyoming’s $200 million Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) will start accepting applications on April 29. The article cites NLIHC’s FAQ on COVID-19 and rural communities. Learn more about Wyoming’s ERAP program here.

    Updated on May 3, 2021

    Governor Mark Gordon issued an executive order allowing the Wyoming Department of Family Services to begin preparing its distribution plan for the state’s $200 million emergency rental assistance program. “The need for this program cannot be understated, but it requires significant work to run it effectively and that’s what begins now,” said Governor Gordon. Wyoming 2-1-1 reports a 280% increase in calls for rental assistance in 2020.

    Updated on February 17, 2021

    Non-profit organizations and service providers report that Wyoming allocated far too small a percentage of CARES Act funds – less than half a percent – to eviction prevention and food insecurity efforts. The Wyoming Emergency Housing Assistance Program was originally funded at $15 million. By December, however, the program distributed only slightly more than 10% of the funding – $1.5 million – and returned the rest of the funds to the governor for reallocation. The CARES rental assistance program rejected one-third of the applications it received, in part due to its stringent qualification.

    Updated on January 15, 2021

    Governor Mark Gordon approved the allocation of $15 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Fund dollars to establish an eviction prevention program overseen by the Wyoming Community Development Authority. Learn more about the Wyoming Emergency Housing Assistance Program.

    Updated on June 12, 2020.

    FEMA approved COVID-19 crisis counseling assistance for Wyoming residents.

    In a letter to the editor of the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, a resident of Cheyenne asked her community to contact their members of Congress and urge them to include $100 billion in emergency rental assistance and eviction prevention. 

    Article Title Link

    Cheyenne Frontier Days 2020

    Wyoming News

    Federal, state, and local eviction moratoriums are rapidly expiring and the CARES Act supplemental unemployment benefits will end soon; at that time, millions of low-income renters will be at risk of losing their homes. The NLIHC estimates at least $100 billion in emergency rental assistance is needed to keep low-income renters stably housed during and after the pandemic. This tracker links to news reports of the growing evictions crisis in various cities and states. Check NLIHC's cumulative list of eviction updates.

    No statewide moratorium ever issued. The governor did set up a housing assitance program with funds that can be used to prevent evictions, and the State Supreme Court ordered courts to postpone hearings if individual is ill or caring for the sick.  Eviction hearings are being conducted remotely. 

    Updated: July 31

    In the third week of July, 1 in 4 adults in Wyoming reported they had missed their previous housing payment or had little confidence they would make their next one on time, according to a weekly survey conducted by the Census. In the same survey, 17,080renters reported they had not paid their previous rental payment.

    Updated: July 29 

    Wyoming never issued a statewide eviction moratorium, allowing localities to decide for themselves. According to a weekly Census survey, 28,931 renters indicated they had not paid their June rent, with an additional 2,231 reporting they had deferred their June rent. 

    Updated: July 16

    COVID-19 Resources Other

    National Media

    What to Know About Housing and Rent During the COVID-19 Emergency? https://tinyurl.com/y74ox85d

    Arbor Realty Trust launched an innovative $2 million rental assistance program to help thousands of tenants and families significantly impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Arbor is contributing $1 million to the program and participating borrowers will match Arbor's advances to its tenants in need to help fill the rent gap during the hard-hit months of May and June. Together, the partnership program will provide $2 million in relief. https://tinyurl.com/y9r6x9vb