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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).

Housing on the Horizon

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The region is undeniably bursting at its seams as new people make their way to Tahoe. How to house them all? Here’s a rundown of residential development projects currently in the pipeline.

In Midst of Affordable Housing Shortage, Innovative Approaches Find Employees a...

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Local employees are increasingly experiencing difficulties in finding housing options in Truckee/North Tahoe, with some considering leaving. Agencies and private businesses have solutions to mitigate the flight risk.

Off the Rail … yard Frontlines

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Rick and Nancy Holliday officially step back as heads of the Railyard Project. An exclusive interview visits the history of the development and what next big ideas have captivated their imagination.

The Long-Term Headache of Regulating Short-Term Rentals

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As “short-term rental season” rolls around, and the town of Truckee and Washoe and Placer counties hone-in on their vacation rental ordinances, we check back in with our friends across the mountainous west.

How Do You ADU?

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Did you know that the Town of Truckee led statewide efforts, now passed into law, to free up homeowners and developers’ restrictions on ADUs?

Groundbreaking for Artist Lofts is Imminent

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Artist Lofts is the first step in building up the Truckee Railyard project, with excavation and foundation work scheduled to begin in August.

‘Missing Middle’ Housing Project Envisions Live-Work-Play From Jibboom Street

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Residences at Jibboom is another Truckee housing project in the works. What makes this one so special? It’s geared towards the ‘Missing Middle’.

Small Homes, Big Obstacles

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Whatever you call them — ADUs, in-law units, granny flats, what-have-you — they are a solution that appears tailormade for our region, yet it can be incredibly difficult to permit and build these small-scale housing units.

Building Blocks

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The cost of construction in the region has been rising at about 10 percent each year, and Truckee is looking off-site for answers. Next year, 217 housing units will be shipped into town from around the West.

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.