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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.

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 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.

Living Out of Cars in Tahoe/Truckee

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Vehicle living doesn’t always come with the shine of #vanlife. Locals share their experience, and a new policy could mean solutions for safe, long-term parking for local workers who live in their cars.

The Wait List

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With the promise of a rise in affordable housing as new projects get underway in Placer County and the Town of Truckee, we look at the current state of affordable housing, the obstacles to building it, and the creative methods being tested to make it happen.

Art Taking Hold, But Stigma and Safety Issues Stick

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Truckee Artist Lofts has garnered a poor reputation because of certain residents, but the affordable housing project is on an upward trajectory, say some. Others continue to struggle with safety, function, and future.

The Affordable Housing Experiment

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Two decades after its inception, Hopkins Village has become an experiment: How do you build affordable homes and have the project make sense financially?

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.

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.

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.

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?