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).

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.

Last of the Ski Bums

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The local housing crisis is making it damn near impossible to ski every day and pay rent, what’s a bum to do?

The Missing Middle

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Will our community survive if its police officers, teachers, business owners, and those who have lived here all their lives can’t find housing? The answer is knocking on the front door, like it or not. Here are eight housing tales that tell the story.

Little Boxes on the Hillside

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We round up major development projects approved in the last 15 years and look at their associated affordable housing requirements. We ask, where are they now and — where we could find out — why.

Using Data to Open Doors

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Two new initiatieves use slick technology tools to improve our region.

Housing Solutions

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As Tahoe delves into a rabid housing crisis, the real question is: What solutions can we tap into to solve this issue?

The Tip of What Could Be

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If the local housing crisis isn’t fixed, severe consequences could occur