Resources for Renters
The North Tahoe-Truckee region is a wonderful place to live and work, but unfortunately, the reality is that finding a rental in the Tahoe-Truckee region is very challenging.
A grassroots community of primary residents in the North Tahoe-Truckee region, this Facebook page is where locals suggest looking for housing. You must have a Facebook page and request access to view and post here.
Another Facebook page formed due to the surge of primary residents turning to social media to find housing. This is a place specifically designed to connect locals to open housing. You must have a Facebook page and request access to view and post here.
Average Rental Rates
Though it depends on the unit, you can expect to pay these monthly rates for various rental options (unless you qualify for low-income, fixed-rate housing):
- $600-900 to rent a room in a house with several roommates
- $1,425 to rent a one bedroom apartment (professional singles)
- $2,600 to rent a three bedroom home (families)
*Data gathered from postings on local community housing pages listed above and from the Truckee Chamber’s Socio-Economic Indicators – 2019 Dashboard
Tips for Prospective Renters
Given how competitive it is to find housing in the area, you can make your housing application more attractive to prospective landlords and property managers by doing the following:
- Have past rental references on hand (landlords, roommates, employers, etc.)
- Be ready to jump on a rental offer quickly before someone else says yes to a lease.
- Provide a resume to show history of employment
New Housing for Primary Residents of North Tahoe-Truckee
Interested in learning more about housing projects in the works in this region? Visit the projects page to learn more about new developments in the area.
Coburn Crossing: New apartments for rent as of October 2019. To qualify, one person in the unit needs to show proof of employment in the North Tahoe-Truckee region.
Truckee Artist Lofts Apartments: All the rental apartments at TAL have low-income restrictions. The number of persons in a household determines the maximum household income. Anyone applying will have to earn household income of 80% or less of Area Median Income (AMI) for Nevada County for their household size. To apply, read the requirements here.
Hopkins Village: A new for-sale housing development approved for Martis Valley for households earring maximum area median income of 180% or less. Homes will be available to qualified applicants who have completed the application on a first-come, first-serve basis, beginning Feb. 15, 2021. Units will be constructed on a rolling basis beginning in 2021 until all 40 units are constructed. If you are interested in purchasing one of these homes, fill out Placer County’s interest form.