Comstock’s Magazine Spotlights Placer County Housing Efforts

Comstock’s Magazine writer Laurie Lauletta-Boshart spent several months researching and articulating a topic that is on the pages of every publication these days: housing. The housing crisis is not unique to our region or state, it doesn’t exist in just cities...

Housing Help Available to Local Residents

By Heidi Volkhardt Allstead On October 30, Nevada County and USDA Rural Development teamed up to host a workshop in Grass Valley to discuss financial program opportunities available to Truckee and North Tahoe residents. The workshop introduced attendees to...

California Voters Approve Housing Propositions

Approximately $6 billion will flow into affordable housing efforts across California after voters approved two housing propositions on November 6. Proposition 1 and 2 could result in tens of thousands of new homes being built across the state and help alleviate...

Sacramento Will Waive City Fees for Affordable Housing Projects

The Sacramento City Council took a decisive step toward encouraging and supporting more affordable housing by waiving the city’s development fees for affordable housing projects. The Oct. 30 vote to waive the fees was a direct response to the housing crisis affecting...

Downpayment Assistance Launched for Local Homebuyers

Downpayments can be a big roadblock for locals looking to purchase a home in Truckee and North Tahoe. Not only do they require gathering precious cash right before making perhaps the biggest investment of a lifetime, but smaller downpayments can kick in mortgage...

Local Housing Through the Eyes of the Developer

Oftentimes we think of housing from the perspective of homeowners, renters, employers, policymakers, and advocates. The Mountain Housing Council set out to share the perspective of the developer, a view often overlooked. Developers are the ones who put money at risk,...

California’s Huge Housing Costs Examined in New Study

A new study by the Government Accountability Office sheds light on the huge disparity between the cost of building in California and the rest of the nation. The study was commissioned to look at projects that take advantage of the low-income housing credit — an...

Vail Housing Director to Present in Truckee Oct. 18

When it comes to local achievable housing, new ideas are welcome, but time-tested housing practices that have delivered proven results are equally valued. Why reinvent the wheel — or, in this case, why reinvent housing policies and practices that have served other...