Housing Crisis

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 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.

Who’s Next Door?

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The state of the short term rental market, current and future policy, and who is renting short term and why.

A Village from Scratch

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Resident hopefuls work to create a co-housing community in Truckee on West River Street.

The Tip of What Could Be

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

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.

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.

Using Data to Open Doors

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

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.

Short-Term Rentals Can’t Hide

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Founder of Host Compliance explains his fledgling business, working with Truckee, and why he thinks banning short-term rentals is a foolish regulation.

To Airbnb or Not to Airbnb?

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How short-term rentals are affecting the local housing market.