When it comes to local achievable housing, new ideas are welcome, but time-tested housing practices that have delivered proven results are equally valued.

Why reinvent the wheel — or, in this case, why reinvent housing policies and practices that have served other communities well?

With that in mind, the Mountain Housing Council of Tahoe Truckee has invited Vail Housing Director George Ruther to Truckee to speak on housing. Ruther is the Town of Vail’s newly appointed housing director and long-time community development director.

His appointment to a position solely focused on housing represents a new commitment by the Town of Vail to tackle the issue of housing affordability in the Colorado mountain town. That commitment is already paying off, with 183 deed-restricted local housing units on the books in 2017.

Ruther will share what has worked in Vail, which could be a blueprint for certain Truckee and Tahoe housing policies and programs. To learn more about housing programs in Vail and George go to: https://www.vaildaily.com/news/vail-names-longtime-employee-george-ruther-towns-new-housing-director/

The event will be held  11 a.m. on Oct. 18 at 11012 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. Learn more and register for the event here.

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