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).

Keeping It in the (Tahoe) Family

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For these Truckee/North Tahoe homeowners, keeping fellow locals around means foregoing the windfall of renting short term or selling at high rates, and instead focusing on the community.

‘The Struggle Is Real’

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No days off, no employees, no end in sight. That is the plight for local plumbers, electricians, and other home-industry trade owners. A higher demand for services, coupled with a lack of local workforce, has created a stifling bind.

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 Memoriam

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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.

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.

Tahoe Housing History

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Moonshine Ink's second installment of our Housing Crisis series gives a timeline of how the Tahoe/Truckee region got to this point of high home prices and low-wage employees scrambling for accommodations.  

No Housing, No Employees

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As the housing market continues to boom, employees are losing their homes, leaving businesses in a bind as they struggle to find staff.

‘Serious Breakdown’ Between School District and Union

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The educators and school district of Truckee/North Tahoe are at odds. How does a booming housing market translate to salary increases?