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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).

‘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’.

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.

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?

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?

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.
 

The Tip of What Could Be

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

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.

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.