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Tahoe Truckee Region Housing Digest

Douglas County VHR Ordinance Up for Review


Both the redlines prepared by the Vacation Home Rental Advisory Committee and changes from the March 20 planning commission meeting will be discussed April 10 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Stateline, Nev.

Tahoe Real Estate TV Show to Launch in April


American Dream TV recently announced that a 30-minute commercial-free show, “Selling Lake Tahoe,” will air locally on cable and other major streaming networks.

LTCC Student Housing Plans Approved


Lake Tahoe Community College received approval to construct a new on-campus building dedicated to student housing. The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency fully supported the 33-unit, 100-bed project.

State May Downsize Program for First-Time Homebuyers


Gov. Newsom wants to spend $300 million the first year. But falling home prices and rising mortgage rates are complicating the launch.

State’s Promise to Build More Dorms Hits Setbacks


Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to delay state funds to student housing because of the state’s budget deficit. Lawmakers have different ideas on what kind of compromise might be reached.

Supervisors to Provide Direction on VHR Program


The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors will receive a presentation on a vacation home rental program update.

Sugar Pine Village Project Gets $3 Million Boost


An affordable/workforce housing project in South Lake Tahoe received $3 million from the state government.

Incline Agency Holds Inaugural Meeting


Members of the Incline Village Crystal Bay Business Association came together for their first meeting, setting goals and talking about housing with Washoe County officials.

New Film Explores Lake Tahoe Housing Crisis


Elizabeth Cameron, a coach for the Palisades Tahoe ski team five years ago, has documented the difficulties of finding places to live in the area.

Landing Locals Rebrands as Placemate


Landing Locals, the local-housing marketplace for vacation towns, has officially rebranded and also reached a milestone of 500 local employees housed.

Agency Introduces Plan to Grow Housing Solutions


The Truckee Tahoe Workforce Housing Agency Board of Directors approved a five-year strategic plan that sets forth a roadmap to expand services, programs, and funding for housing.

New Bill Would Extend Controversial California Housing Law


Sen. Scott Wiener wants to expand and extend SB 35, which forces cities to approve certain developments with affordable units.

Placer County Receives First Prohousing Designation


Placer County has been named the first county in California to receive the state’s Prohousing Designation, which gives Placer and its private development partners a competitive edge in obtaining grant funding.

SLT Council Discusses Housing Initiatives, New Lease


The South Lake Tahoe City Council voted to sign a five-year lease for city offices, discussed housing initiatives, and voted for a program focused on first responders.

Truckee Council Considers Affordable Housing Incentive program


The Truckee Town Council discussed the Short-Term Rental Workforce Housing Token Pilot Program, which would encourage the private sector to create workforce housing.

The Epic Tale of Short-Term Rentals


Within the sticky subject of short-term rentals, we have an opportunity to create our own epic tale.

New Placer County Building Standards Code Goes Into Effect Jan. 1


The California Building Standards Code will soon mandate energy storage system readiness on all new home construction and accessory structures such as sheds and barns will need to be built out of fire-resistive material when located within 50 feet of a property line.

Homewood Resort Acquires Cottages for Employee Housing


Future employees of Homewood Mountain Resort may have a new place to call home following the acquisition of Tahoma Meadows Cottages, located just south of Homewood.

Homewood Mountain Resort Acquires Employee Housing


Future employees of Homewood Mountain Resort may have a new place to call home following the acquisition of Tahoma Meadows Cottages, located just south of Homewood.

Luxury Condo Development in Stateline Accepting Reservations


A new luxury condominium development under construction on top of Kingsbury Grade is accepting reservations for residences that range from $1.5 million to $3.7 million.

Edgewood Tahoe Unveils New Luxury Villa Suites


Edgewood Tahoe has unveiled the first phase of its new Villa Suites along the lake’s South Shore. The two-, three-, and five-bedroom lakefront units are located adjacent to the main lodge.

Town Launches Truckee Home Access Program


The town of Truckee announced the launch of its newest housing program, the Truckee Home Access Program. The program was created to address the affordable housing issues faced by the local workforce.

State Officials Celebrate South Tahoe Affordable Housing Project


A crowd hit South Lake Tahoe to celebrate the first phase of the Sugar Pine Village affordable housing project, a 248-unit community.

Work Begins on Sugar Pine Village Affordable Housing Project


The first phase of the Sugar Pine Village affordable housing project is beginning with site preparation and infrastructure work. South Lake Tahoe Mayor Devin Middlebrook said, “There is still plenty to do, but I am incredibly happy with what we’ve accomplished thus far through this public-private partnership.”

Growing Pains at the Truckee Artist Lofts


When the Truckee Artist Lofts opened last summer, it appeared an affordable living option for local artists had finally arrived. But a year in, there are growing concerns. But though frustrations abound, there is hope that kinks will work out.

Affordable Housing, Real Estate Market Discussed at Truckee Forum


At Good Morning Truckee, a forum presented by the Truckee Chamber of Commerce, speakers discussed the future of housing programs and what to expect in the coming months with mortgage rates and real estate.

City Council Discusses Housing, Road Rehab


After taking a month off from meetings, the South Lake Tahoe City Council tackled a lengthy agenda, talking about housing, road construction and sustainability goals. The meeting began with a swearing in ceremony for the city’s new fire chief, Jim Drennan.

Planning Commission to Discuss Housing Element


The South Lake Tahoe Planning Commission will be hearing updates on the housing element, with the aim of bringing more affordable housing and other developments that better the community. A potential health and fitness club will also be discussed.

Planning Commission, Board of Supes Discuss Affordable Housing


At a May 10 meeting of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission, county analyst C.J. Freeland reported that the county’s housing element had been certified by the state.

Eviction Filings Jump


This short video from the California Black Media network explains that as Pandemic Rental Aid Programs come to an end, people are losing their homes.

Homelessness a Growing Issue in North Lake Tahoe


The housing crisis in North Lake Tahoe has hit new levels, with multiple organizations coming together to battle the increasing need to support the area’s homeless population.

New California Program Lends Help to First-Time Home Buyers


Seeking to boost home ownership in California, the state has launched a new program of forgivable loans that allows qualified, first-time buyers to borrow up to 10% of a home’s purchase price, and have the debt forgiven if the buyer lives in the home for five years.


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