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.

Locked In: Placer and Truckee Offer Cash for Local Home Purchases

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To ensure some housing is exclusively reserved for the local workforce, Placer County and Truckee deed restriction programs offer a cash incentive to help with the purchase of homes.

‘Missing Middle’ Housing Project Envisions Live-Work-Play From Jibboom Street

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Residences at Jibboom is another Truckee housing project in the works. What makes this one so special? It’s geared towards the ‘Missing Middle’.

The Tip of What Could Be

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

Using Data to Open Doors

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

Holding Pattern in Tahoma

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West Shore residents are frustrated by a slew of commercial properties connected to one buyer that aren’t offering services, housing nor otherwise, to the communities.

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.

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.