August 10, 2021 Recording: Good Morning Truckee - Housing Update
August 11, 2021
VIEW RECORDED MEETING
HOUSING LINKS & NOTES FROM THE GOOD MORNING TRUCKEE HOUSING UPDATE
Mountain Housing Council:
Community Meetings, Aug. 25 & Sept. 30, 2021: https://www.mountainhousingcouncil.org/take-action/
Housing Solutions Fund: https://www.ttcf.net/housing-solutions-fund/
Lunch-N-Learn Speaker Series: https://www.mountainhousingcouncil.org/speakers-webinars/
Town of Truckee:
Units now open (including units in Truckee Artist Lofts, Coldstream Commons, etc.): https://www.townoftruckee.com/government/housing/existing-affordable-housing-options-in-truckee
Projects in the works: https://www.townoftruckee.com/government/housing/current-housing-developments
All housing programs: https://www.townoftruckee.com/government/housing
Placer will be partnering with Landing Locals, a company established in Truckee to reach out to second homeowners and provide incentives for them to rent to local workforce (Truckee, for example, just increased the incentive program, where homeowners receive a large payment to do so): https://landinglocals.com/
Various Chat comments + links:
Moonshine Ink: Hi everyone! Becca Loux here, an editor for Moonshine Ink. We are working to collect the stories of people who have been displaced from the Tahoe/Truckee region due to housing issues. We have a short answer survey for these folks to fill out at: bit.ly/3lztKoQ and are hoping you and/or your organizations can share this link widely to tell as broad a range of stories as we can. Thank you!
Placer County local workforce preservation program (deed-restricted housing for locals): https://www.placer.ca.gov/7130/Workforce-Housing-Preservation-Program
Placer’s first-time homebuyer assistance program: https://www.placer.ca.gov/3402/Housing-Programs
Martis Fund Down Payment Assistance Program for local employees with local employers: https://www.sierrabusiness.org/archives/martis-fund-homebuyer-assistance-program/
Placer recently enacted a 45-day ban on new applications to rent out short-term rentals: https://www.placer.ca.gov/7460/Placer-pauses-new-short-term-rental-perm. Here is Mountain Housing Council’s previous research on short-term rentals re: the housing crisis – note the diagram on pages 10-11, which compare the number of Vacant second homes to short-term rentals: https://www.mountainhousingcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/mhcstrwhitepaper_final.pdf
Truckee Artist Lofts – application info: https://www.truckeeartistlofts.com/
The housing crisis is real. Our most essential workers are struggling to live in the places that they work. Several organizations, agencies, and governments are working on solutions.
Panelists will provide a comprehensive housing update including details on the nearly 250 units coming online soon; innovative partnerships and collaborations; creative initiatives in place such as incentive programs to unlock long-term or seasonal rentals combined with platforms to connect homeowners with vetted, locally employed tenants; Accessory Dwelling (ADU) program; and a new below market-rate housing program. Speakers will include:
Tara Zuardo, Project Director, Mountain Housing Council
Seana Doherty, Housing Program Manager, Town of Truckee
Emily Vitas, Executive Director, Truckee Tahoe Workforce Housing Agency
Colin Frolich, Chief Executive Officer, Landing Locals
Good Morning Truckee is a community forum to provide timely, relevant information on a variety of topics. It is open to the public – everyone is invited free of charge. It is held the second Tuesday of every month virtually from 7:30-8:30 am.
Whether you are new to the community or have lived here for years, hearing from our leaders in the community is an enjoyable way to stay on top of important issues, connect and engage. One of the great things about living in a small community like Truckee is that you can personally know your leaders and work with them to make a difference.
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