The Missing Middle

Will our community survive if its police officers, teachers, business owners, and those who have lived here all their lives can’t find housing? The answer is knocking on the front door, like it or not. Here are eight housing tales that tell the story.

Back of the House in Dire Straits

A dwindling pool of kitchen staff has Truckee/Tahoe restaurant owners frantic. At the heart of problem lies the abundance of more lucrative jobs, a shrinking influx of immigrants, substance abuse in the kitchen, and fewer seasonal employees — all factors rooted in the #TahoeHousingCrisis.

The Downside of Downsizing

Living small isn’t just a fad, it’s necessary for some. But downsizing in Truckee/Tahoe isn’t as easy as it sounds.
 

‘Missing Middle’ Housing Project Envisions Live-Work-Play From Jibboom Street

Residences at Jibboom is another Truckee housing project in the works. What makes this one so special? It’s geared towards the ‘Missing Middle’.

Out of Reach

Tahoe’s housing tales show the severity of the region’s housing crisis.

Small Homes, Big Obstacles

Whatever you call them — ADUs, in-law units, granny flats, what-have-you — they are a solution that appears tailormade for our region, yet it can be incredibly difficult to permit and build these small-scale housing units.

A Village from Scratch

Resident hopefuls work to create a co-housing community in Truckee on West River Street.

The Vexing Problem of Short Term Rentals

Airbnb may be changing the housing landscape, but a few local communities are doing what they can to minimize the damage.

The Wait List

With the promise of a rise in affordable housing as new projects get underway in Placer County and the Town of Truckee, we look at the current state of affordable housing, the obstacles to building it, and the creative methods being tested to make it happen.

Building Blocks

The cost of construction in the region has been rising at about 10 percent each year, and Truckee is looking off-site for answers. Next year, 217 housing units will be shipped into town from around the West.

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