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.KeyFacts17,417Or25%Renter households that are extremely low income-10,215Shortage of rental homes affordable and available for extremely low income renters$26,500Maximum income for 4-person extremely low income household (state level)$37,318Annual household income needed to afford a two-bedroom rental home at HUD's Fair Market Rent.64%Percent of extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden
State Level Partners
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]
Housing Trust FundHTF 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.Current Year HTF Allocation
$2,919,921HTF State Resources
2016NLIHC 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:
Director of Housing and Neighborhood Development
Wyoming Community Development Authority11 MB
State Housing Profile
Congressional District Housing Profile
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
The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Rental Homes
COVID-19 ResourcesCOVID-19 Resources
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].
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.
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 16COVID-19 Resources Other
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