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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).

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?

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.

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.

‘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’.

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.

Using Data to Open Doors

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

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.

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.

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.

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.