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IN THE SPOTLIGHT
The Regional Housing Needs Survey closed at the end of May – thank you to all who completed the survey, and sent it out to employees and other community members! The results will help to provide our partners with updated housing needs assessments in order to prioritize our work surrounding housing solutions. Please note that the results of the survey will be made available to the public at upcoming community meetings, which are scheduled for late summer.
A few key elements from the preliminary analysis:
- Unmet needs have increased (more so for in-commuters and inadequately housed resident workers vs. seasonal workers)
- Highest overall area of demand is in the 80-120% area median income range
- Unit types most needed throughout the region are one- and two-bedrooms units
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Truckee Council Reviews Report to Accelerate Housing Production
At the May 25th Truckee Town Council Meeting, the Council reviewed 11 potential sites that were identified in the state’s SB2 process to increase additional housing opportunities in Truckee. Recommended action for each site included upzoning (or increasing the zoning density in a particular municipality or neighborhood to allow for multifamily units, such as duplexes and triplexes). Staff will next return in a subsequent Council meeting with a recommendation on which sites to rezone in advance of the 2040 General Plan update.
Join Housing California’s Virtual (Un)Conference
Housing California’s affordable housing and homelessness conference will feature keynotes and plenaries, breakout sessions, deep-dive learning labs, networking opportunities, and activities, as well as housing advocates Assemblymember David Chiu and Senator Scott Wiener.
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Attend the Lunch-n-Learn Series
In May, the MHC launched a new virtual, interactive speaker series to provide an opportunity for community members to get involved in housing solutions. The FREE series covers a number of important housing-related topics directly and allows for engagement with experts in the field through a live Q & A.
Advocate for Achievable Housing for All
At our most recent Lunch-n-Learn Series session, we had a thoughtful discussion on how to create achievable housing for all. For a list of ways that you can help accelerate housing solutions, read the four resources recommended by John Pattison of Strong Towns or the recent article penned by Tim Hauserman and published by the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation.
PROJECTS IN THE WORKS
The June 29th Lunch-n-Learn Series will focus on providing updates for several housing projects, including Meadow View Place, Coldstream Commons, and Truckee Artist Lofts. Register Here
Apply now for Coldstream Commons
Applications now available for Coldstream Commons, a 48-unit affordable housing development located adjacent to Donner State Park. The apartment rentals are restricted to income earners making 60% of the area median income or below.
Units Still Available for Truckee Artist Lofts
Truckee Artist Lofts, located at the Truckee Railyard Project in downtown Truckee, is a mixed-use, affordable housing community for artists and local workforce earning at or below 80% area median income. Applications for studios and one- to three- bedroom apartments are still being accepted, especially from households in the 40% and 50% area median income range.
Meadow View Place: A Sustainable Community
The workforce housing development received a $16.25 million grant from California’s Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program in 2018. Through this funding, the project, with support from Placer County, will meet required greenhouse gas emission reductions through transit, trail, and energy improvements.
If you missed last month’s MHC Quarterly Meeting, the highlights can be found here.
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
Follow us on Facebook for weekly housing updates, news, and announcements. Check out our previous meetings for recent housing policy updates and progress; 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.