Unaffordable housing is a problem for cities all across the western region of the United States. Addressing affordable housing is a top priority for the Town of Truckee, Nevada and Placer Counties who came together last year as partners in the Mountain Housing Council of Tahoe Truckee (MHC). The Council includes over twenty-five additional partners including regional special districts, nonprofits organizations, businesses, and local networks. The Council’s mission is to accelerate solutions to local achievable housing for those that live and work in the Tahoe Truckee region.
The Council has established goals in six key areas including unlocking existing housing units, building new achievable local housing, and implementing an innovative regional policy agenda. To explore these solutions, Tiger Teams take deep dives into specific areas such as short-term rentals (as it relates to the housing shortage), mapping + land (identifying available land for achievable housing), employer-supported programs, capital attraction and more. The Council also connects and convenes people, organizations, and businesses who want to participate in accelerating solutions.
It’s a complex challenge with no silver bullet, and the Mountain Housing Council has coalesced the region behind this issue getting all community members involved in the conversation.
Learn more about the issues the Mountain Housing Council is tackling from the July 10th Good Morning Truckee program event. See and read about their progress to date. Speakers included: Stacy Caldwell, CEO of the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation which has the lead role as convener of the MHC stakeholders, and Seana Doherty, Project Director.