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Considered one of the most beautiful places on the planet, the Tahoe-Truckee region nonetheless faces real challenges. Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation plays a vital part in meeting the needs of local residents and nurturing the natural environment.

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Robocalls, Ringless Voicemails and AI: Real Estate Enters the Age of Automation


As agents hunt for business in Southern California's slow real estate market, some are trying out new ways of tracking down leads. Others are quitting the industry.

Cameron Meadows Proposal Would Add 161 Single-Family Homes in El Dorado County


A scoping meeting set for next week in El Dorado County will kick off environmental review for a 161-home project‚ÄĒand possibly another battle over development.

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Image caption: Mark Oden was among the thousands of chronically homeless people helped by Sacramento Self-Help Housing prior to the organization’s failure.
The Collapse of Sacramento Self-Help Housing

A once-groundbreaking nonprofit working with chronically homeless people in California’s capital closed and filed for bankruptcy in 2023.

Image caption: Does California’s signature environmental law protect the state’s scenic beauty, or cause more problems than it solves?
CEQA: The Surprising Story of CA’s Key Environmental Law

The California Environmental Quality Act, CEQA, is both the state’s signature environmental legislation, and is also often named as the villain in the state’s housing shortage. But the story may not be that simple.

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Workforce housing in Tahoe still needs work

Housing remains a significant challenge for both workers and employers in the Tahoe Truckee region. 

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Douglas County clerk: VHR petition fails certification

A petition to alter Douglas County's vacation home rental ordinance to ban rentals in residential zoning and allow them in neighborhood commercial zoning has been denied by the Douglas County Clerk-Treasurer's Office.

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Douglas County VHR Ban: Tahoe property owners, organizations ‚Äėput up a fight‚Äô

GLENBROOK, Nev. РMultiple property owners and a rental management company have filed a lawsuit against Douglas County on Jan. 16, less than a month after the Board of Commissioners passed an ordinance banning vacation home rentals north of Cave …

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City Council: Increased fines for vacation home rental citations

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – City Council passed a motion increasing fines for vacation home rental citations to the highest fines allowed under state law.

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Silicon Valley Billionaires vs. Bay Area’s Housing Crisis?

In NYT‚Äôs ‚ÄúThe Farmers Had What the Billionaires Wanted,‚ÄĚ we meet a man who wants to build a city in the middle of nowhere, and folks who are slowing him down.

Image caption: As residents continue to exit California, the state’s political power at the national level is at risk.
California Exodus, Housing and the State's Political Future

The California housing crisis is not only weakening the state politically at the national level, it could shift the political balance in Washington, D.C., as Republican-led states add population while California’s exodus continues.

Image caption: The roundabout joining Highway 12 and State Route 113 in Rio Vista, just south of the site for a proposed new city of 400,000 people.
Solano County May Get to Vote on New City in November

California Forever, the company behind a proposed new city in Solano County, will submit a ballot measure seeking an exemption from local laws to allow development on the massive project to proceed.

Image caption: "Impact fees" add thousands to the cost of building new housing. The Supreme Court could end them.
SCOTUS Hears California Case That Could Make it Cheaper to Build Housing

The highest court in the land will soon decide how much leeway cities and counties have in offsetting new construction with fees to pay for infrastructure.


Owning homes is the primary way the middle class builds wealth, and an option no longer available to most Californians.
Is California’s Housing Crisis Making Inequality Worse?
California has some of the worst economic inequality in the United States. Is housing a cause? Could it be a cure?
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