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Eyeing the data and hearing the stories on the streets, Moonshine Ink launched the Housing Crisis series in 2016 and has kept up the drumbeat on this exacerbating issue ever since.

Tackling Housing Crisis via Propositions, Who’s Filed for Local Seats

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California’s upcoming ballot measures; and the roster of candidates for local special districts and Truckee town council seats.

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.

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.

Using Data to Open Doors

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

A Numbers Game: Short-Term Versus Long-Term Renting and Why People Are...

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Property managers share why their clients are opting to short-term rent instead of long-term rent, and why they think capping STRs won’t slow Tahoe’s housing appreciation.

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.
 

STR Moratorium Stills the Waters

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A moratorium on new short-term rentals in Eastern Placer County allows county officials to revise its STR ordinance while also giving homebuyers pause as the new rules are established.

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?

There’s No Place Like Home

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With home prices soaring in Tahoe/Truckee, local agencies have developed programs to help low- and middle-income families buy homes, but even that might not be enough to make home ownership a reality.

My Life is Your Vacation … Rental

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We’re not alone in seeing impacts from short term rentals. Here, Moonshine takes a peek over the neighbor’s fence to see how other mountain communities are reacting to this sharing culture economy.