We have a lot of valuable information in this issue. Please take time to review these highlights and click on the links provided to read more.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Introducing MHC Project Director Tara Zuardo
Tara Zuardo will lead the Mountain Housing Council as its new Project Director, working alongside MHC partners to drive strategy and lead operations. She has worked in a number of environmental/animal protection nonprofits, as well as on a variety of housing-related legal issues, including foreclosure defense, eviction moratoriums, landlord-tenant matters, and more. Read full announcement here.
Housing Unit Watch: MHC Launches New Tracker
By MHC’s latest housing count, there are more than 487 Units of Achievable Local Housing that have been recently completed or are on the horizon in the Tahoe Truckee region. MHC’s Housing Tracker Tool will provide quarterly metrics on the progress of housing projects and categorize the projects by status – completed, under construction, approved, pending, pre-approved, and on hold – as well as delineated by AMI.
Truckee Council Meets Tuesday to Discuss Joerger Ranch Specific Plan Amendments
The Town Council will discuss staff’s recommended amendments at its upcoming meeting on February 9th at 5pm. Issues include potential revisions to workforce housing and inclusionary housing requirements. Read More.
Federal and State Bills Extend Eviction Moratorium
California Bill, SB 91, extends the eviction moratorium through June 30, 2021, and provides for rental assistance to eligible households making 80 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI). The bill also includes assistance to landlords providing compensation for rental arrears up to 80 percent. An Executive Order extended the Federal eviction moratorium through March 31, 2021. Read More.
Truckee Moves Forward with ADU Incentive Package
On January 26th, the Truckee Town Council unanimously approved an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) incentive package aimed at accelerating both the production of new accessory dwelling units, as well as bringing unpermitted units into compliance. ADUs are gaining traction at both the state and local level as a promising way to address housing needs within existing neighborhoods. Read More.
TRPA’s Tahoe Living Working Group Will Embark on Near-Term Housing Policy
The Tahoe Living Working Group will begin in-depth policy development of near-term housing actions at its meeting on Wednesday, February 10, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. The two policy areas to be developed include incentivizing accessory dwelling units and revising TRPA’s density regulations. The Public is invited to attend and participate.
Volunteer with the MHC
Take an active role in our housing crisis by joining a Mountain Housing Council Working Group to advocate for achievable housing solutions for all. Contact Kristina@ttcf.net to get involved.
Stay Up To Date With Local Housing Issues and Programs
We’ve posted the meeting material from the January 15th MHC Quarterly Update on the website.
Check Out MHC Partner Updates
We’ve created a new page on the MHC website where the 27 partners of the MHC can share their updates on progress made on various housing programs and policies. Check out the page and learn more about the new Truckee Tahoe Workforce Housing Agency too.