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Housing Crisis

Eyeing the data and hearing the stories on the streets, Moonshine Ink launched the Housing Crisis series in 2016. The stories and content aim to give context, employ compelling storytelling (such as a collection of personal stories), delve into the data, and look at solutions, while also being creative in how we present the information (such as data visualization).

What Vail Can Teach Us About Housing

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How does Vail meet the housing crisis head on? Vail housing director George Ruther covers personalizing the problem and creative use of deed restrictions in this exclusive Q&A.

The Wait List

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With the promise of a rise in affordable housing as new projects get underway in Placer County and the Town of Truckee, we look at the current state of affordable housing, the obstacles to building it, and the creative methods being tested to make it happen.

Tackling Housing Crisis via Propositions, Who’s Filed for Local Seats

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California’s upcoming ballot measures; and the roster of candidates for local special districts and Truckee town council seats.

A Village from Scratch

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Resident hopefuls work to create a co-housing community in Truckee on West River Street.

Who’s Next Door?

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The state of the short term rental market, current and future policy, and who is renting short term and why.

My Life is Your Vacation… Rental

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We’re not alone in seeing impacts from short term rentals. Here, Moonshine takes a peek over the neighbor’s fence to see how other mountain communities are reacting to this sharing culture economy.

The Vexing Problem of Short Term Rentals

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Airbnb may be changing the housing landscape, but a few local communities are doing what they can to minimize the damage.

Back of the House in Dire Straits

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A dwindling pool of kitchen staff has Truckee/Tahoe restaurant owners frantic. At the heart of problem lies the abundance of more lucrative jobs, a shrinking influx of immigrants, substance abuse in the kitchen, and fewer seasonal employees — all factors rooted in the #TahoeHousingCrisis.

The Downside of Downsizing

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Living small isn’t just a fad, it’s necessary for some. But downsizing in Truckee/Tahoe isn’t as easy as it sounds.
 

Short Term Rentals Can’t Hide

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Founder of Host Compliance explains his fledgling business, working with Truckee, and why he thinks banning short-term rentals is a foolish regulation.

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