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.
What Vail Can Teach Us About Housing
How does Vail meet the housing crisis head on? Vail housing director George Ruther covers personalizing the problem and creative use of deed restrictions in this exclusive Q&A.
The Wait List
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.
Tackling Housing Crisis via Propositions, Who’s Filed for Local Seats
California’s upcoming ballot measures; and the roster of candidates for local special districts and Truckee town council seats.
A Village from Scratch
Resident hopefuls work to create a co-housing community in Truckee on West River Street.
Who’s Next Door?
The state of the short term rental market, current and future policy, and who is renting short term and why.
Families on the Brink
Ten Truckee families face losing their homes as a new mobile home park owner raises rents dramatically. Their future now may depend on the outcome of a lawsuit over whether the new owner followed state law.
My Life is Your Vacation … Rental
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.
The Vexing Problem of Short-Term Rentals
Airbnb may be changing the housing landscape, but a few local communities are doing what they can to minimize the damage.
Back of the House in Dire Straits
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.