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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).

Voices of the Displaced

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They aren’t here anymore, but they are our educators, laborers, friends, and neighbors, nonetheless. Presenting: the Ink’s memorial wall for locals displaced by the housing crisis.

Keeping It in the (Tahoe) Family

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For these Truckee/North Tahoe homeowners, keeping fellow locals around means foregoing the windfall of renting short term or selling at high rates, and instead focusing on the community.

‘The Struggle Is Real’

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No days off, no employees, no end in sight. That is the plight for local plumbers, electricians, and other home-industry trade owners. A higher demand for services, coupled with a lack of local workforce, has created a stifling bind.

No Housing, No Employees

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As the housing market continues to boom, employees are losing their homes, leaving businesses in a bind as they struggle to find staff.

Find Your Bearings in Stratospheric Housing Market

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These soaring housing prices got you down? Have heart —financial advisor John Manocchio believes the market will reverse and here’s what you should consider in getting ready for that turn.

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?