Capitalism doesn’t decree that housing for employees be part of an employer’s job description. Yet in Tahoe/Truckee, the housing crisis and its ensuing lack of employees in many sectors has led to conversations about innovative and cooperative ways to approach this dilemma. We posed this open-ended question to our communities; here are some of their ideas.
BRYCE WORLEY, Truckee
High school teacher
I don’t know about providing housing, but it would be nice if pay was commensurate to local cost of living.
KENZ BATHURST, Tahoe City
Many hat-wearer (multiple jobs in different fields)
The large companies who bring in foreign workers and large amounts of seasonal workers should [help their employees with housing], if not just for those workers then also some opportunities for others within the company.
JOSH LEVINGER, Truckee
They aren’t responsible for providing it, but they should be advocating for it!
Little to none. Most small businesses are barely staying afloat.
MACLANE BRADY, Salinas
Those with more than 100 employees.