IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Highlights From Our Last Quarterly Meeting Several Mountain Housing Council (MHC) Partners gave expanded updates at our last Quarterly meeting. These included:
- Recently adopted guidelines for the Town of Truckee’s Below Market Rate program and proposed changes to Placer County’s Workforce Preservation Program would allow businesses to participate in the programs by purchasing homes as rentals for their workforce
- The TRPA is currently proposing house code amendments re: development standards in the Tahoe Basin.
- Placer County may soon have a program similar to the Town of Truckee’s “Lease to Locals” Program (formerly called the “Workforce Rental Grant Program”). More information is below.
According to MHC’s recent Housing Needs Assessment, single-family homes account for nearly 80 percent of our region’s housing stock, with mobile homes only making up 2.5 percent. Housing experts from Placer County and the City of South Lake Tahoe joined us at our last Speaker Series session to discuss how we can diversify with innovative and affordable housing solutions such as tiny homes. This includes a new moveable tiny home ordinance in the City of South Lake Tahoe and housing-related code amendments in Placer County. The recording from our session is available on our Speaker Series web page here.
Beginning in the next fiscal year, Truckee’s Workforce Rental Grant Program (in partnership with Landing Locals) will be incorporating some changes, including a new name, “Lease to Locals.” The program will no longer provide grants to seasonal rentals and could potentially cap rents at $3,500. Read about the Council’s recommended changes.
Placer & Landing Locals
Placer County plans to bring the Landing Locals Lease to Locals program to its Board of Supervisors for approval on June 28th. The housing program encourages long-term rentals by providing grants to qualified second-home owners who rent to the local workforce. In addition, the NLTRA Board of Directors unanimously voted to recommend to the Placer County Board of Supervisors that unspent TOT funds (which were previously allocated for NLTRA operations) to support the program.
Governor’s Revised Budget
Governor Gavin Newsom has released his proposed May Revise to the 2022-23 State Budget. In addition to the investments included in the Governor’s proposal, we will be working with our partners to provide an overview of the housing issues in the North Tahoe Truckee region, MHC’s work to find solutions, and what is needed from the administration to address our specific housing needs. We are also focusing on these bills that were addressed in our April newsletter. MHC looks forward to working closely with the Governor, the Legislature, and our partners across the state in advocating for more robust funding for achievable housing to meet the needs of those in our region.
Town of Truckee Short Term Rental Ordinance Amendments & Fees Go Into Effect
On Thursday, May 12, Ordinance 2022-02 and Resolution 2022-16 went into effect. For information on registration certificate caps, deadlines, phasing out STRs in ADUs, the application and waitlist process, and next steps, click here.
MHC Statewide Policy Working Group
Tuesday, May 24 @9am
Placer County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Agenda Item: Supervisors will receive a presentation on proposed revisions to the Workforce Housing Preservation Program Guidelines and provide direction to staff
Tuesday, May 24 @9am
Nevada County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Tuesday, May 24 @5pm
Truckee Town Council Meeting
Agenda Items: Below Market Rate Housing Program Administration- Contract Award Initial Allocation of Short-term Rental Registration Certificates for Workforce Housing Advancement Program.
Wednesday, May 25 @2:30pm
MHC Supportive Housing & Homelessness Working Group
Thursday, May 26 @12pm
MHC Private Business Employers Housing Network
May 26 @1:30pm
Nevada County Planning Commission Regular Meeting