Speaker Series

2021 Mountain Housing Council “Achievable Housing for All”

Lunch-n-Learn Speaker Series

This new virtual, interactive speaker series provides an opportunity for community members to get involved in housing solutions. The FREE series will cover a number of important housing-related topics directly and allow for engagement with experts in the field through a live Q & A.

Note: All sessions will take place from 12pm-1pm.

June 29: Projects in the Works: Meadow View Place, Coldstream Commons, and Truckee Artist Lofts

Meadow View Place, Coldstream Commons, and Truckee Artist Lofts are three affordable housing projects expected to open by Fall 2021 in Truckee and Placer County.  Learn more about these specific development projects, how they are funded, and why they are restricted in specific ways.

Speakers:
Azzie Youseffi of Truckee Artist Lofts
Luke Watkins of Neighborhood Partners LLC

July 13: Projects in the Works: Hopkins Village and Silver Creek

Learn more about these specific development projects, how they are funded, and why they are restricted in specific ways.

Hopkins Village, currently under construction, is a new for-sale housing development located in Martis Valley. Homes will be sold to local workers with a sale price of $550,000.

Silver Creek, pending approval by the Town of Truckee, is a 40 unit planned development located on Brockway Road in Truckee. The project consists of 6 deed restricted apartments to families who earn no more than 80% of the area median income and 36 apartments restricted to the local workforce.

Guest Speakers:
Daniel Fraiman of Daniel Fraiman Construction and Hopkins Village
Steve Frisch of Sierra Business Council and Silver Creek

Future topics will include: a look at short-term rentals, presentations on upcoming local housing projects, regional housing programs, employer-led housing solutions, energy efficient housing, and California proposed budget and state laws. 

Previous Events

June 15: Projects in the Works: Pacific Crest Commons, Frishman Hollow II, and Dollar Creek Crossing

Pacific Crest Commons, Frishman Hollow II, and Dollar Creek Crossing are housing projects that reflect a regional approach to achievable local housing in our region.

Housing at Pacific Crest Commons will be between 50 and 60 units and restricted to individuals and families that earn no more than 80% of the area median income.

Frishman Hollow Phase II apartments are designed to be affordable for households earning below 80% of the Area’s Median Income at the time of move-in.

The 11.4-acre Dollar Creek Crossing site aims to provide a mix of for-rent and for-sale housing for local workers. Come learn more about these specific housing projects.

Speakers:
Shellan Rodriguez of The Pacific Companies

June 8: A Look at Short-Term Rentals, Part I: Regional Ordinances

As we launch into Truckee’s first short-term rental program this coming summer, speakers will discuss some of the logistics of this program and others, and what offerings they provide to our region. Other topics included:

How short-term rentals affect year-round housing
Short-term rentals and occupancy taxes
Regulating short-term rentals, permit systems

Speakers:
Rosie Johnson, Administrative Analyst- Short-Term Rental Program, Town of Truckee
Crystal Jacobsen, Deputy Director- Tahoe Placer County Community Development Resource Agency

May 25: Community Housing Basics: Understanding Key Terms

What does “deed-restricted” mean? What do terms like “achievable,” “affordable,” etc. mean? Our experts will discuss key housing terms and tie them to important housing projects and programs in the region.

Speakers:
Anne Marie Novotny, Housing Specialist, Placer County Community Development Resource Agency
Emily Setzer, Senior Management Analyst, Placer County Community Development Resource Agency
Seana Doherty, Housing Program Manager, Town of Truckee

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