Truckee Sanitary District Considers Connection Fees Changes That Could Impact Achievable Housing
On March 18th, an important decision will be made when the TSD Board of Directors will consider the allocation of a revised connection fee. The Board will consider potentially changing the flat rate fee to one that is scalable based on the square footage of the unit and/or multi- versus single-family rates. This could facilitate private investment in achievable housing solutions by encouraging the development of smaller units.
The public can submit comments on the issue, indicating whether they support the continuation of the flat rate; a tiered rate, where multi-family units are charged a fraction of what single family units are charged; and/or a variable rate based on the size of the residential unit in square feet, by sending them to Diane Piccioli, Board Clerk, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also read the MHC’s 2018 report on the issue and click below find our comments.
California’s COVID-19 Rent Relief Program
Applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program are open in California. The program provides assistance with rent and utilities to low income households and those impacted by COVID-19, covering both past and future payments.
California tenants or landlords can visit the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief webpage through the Housing Is Key website, or they can call toll-free 833-430-2122 for more information.
Landlords and tenants who need assistance should contact the 211 system by dialing 2-1-1 or 1-833-342-5211. Operators will go through a screening to determine eligibility and, depending upon eligibility, will provide callers with application information.
Green Light for TBID
On March 9, Placer County Board of Supervisors voted to finalize the creation of the North Lake Tahoe Tourism Business Improvement District, or “TBID.” This frees up more than $4 million in transient occupancy tax for transportation and workforce housing projects, while also generating an additional $6 million in assessment revenue for North Lake Tahoe annually. Read More
Coming Soon: Attend the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s Free Webinar
Implementing Tahoe Housing Solutions – ADUs
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
12:00 PM -12:45 PM
PROJECTS IN THE WORKS
Joerger Ranch Amendments
On March 1, the Truckee Planning Commission approved of amendments to the Joerger Ranch Site Specific Plan. Soaring Ranch, Phase 2 of the Plan, provides for four buildings with a total of 31,523 square feet of commercial floor area and 69 rental multifamily residential units, including eight deed-restricted, low-income units. Next, the Town Council will address the project. Read More
There Are Still Housing Opportunities at Hopkins Village
The Hopkins Village project (20 half-plexes), each containing 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a garage – all anticipated to be constructed by Spring 2022 – will be sold to local workers with a starting sale price of $550,000, along with an HOA fee of $660/quarter. All units are part of Placer County’s priority to serve the diverse needs of Placer County residents in all income categories, and dedicated to the local workforce. Visit the Hopkins Village website to learn more about the housing and apply.
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.