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Our People Need Homes

Housing costs 3x more in Truckee than the national average. More and more people cannot afford to live here. We need achievable housing for our full-time residents and workforce. We also need to keep what makes our region so special: our people, our mountain culture, and our beautiful environment. 

Our Housing Solutions Fund has helped kick-start development projects and local programs, such as Landing Locals.


Stable homes build a more vibrant community

North Tahoe-Truckee has approximately 30,000 units, and 30,000 full-time residents. However, more than half of housing units sit empty for more than half the year. Full-time residents are under-housed, over-housed, or paying beyond their means.

65% of our homes sit empty

for more than half the year. This is in investment properties, second homes, and short-term rental properties.

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4,100 residents pay too much

live with too many people, or live in illegal units. Including seasonal workers and non-resident commuters, our region needs 12,000 additional units.

Families wait 6 months-2 years for a home

they can afford. There are limited supplies of affordable housing units for low-income residents. In 2016, the waitlist for one was up to two years!

Leading solutions

Housing the people of Tahoe-Truckee

In 2016, local nonprofits asked TTCF to explore a growing housing crisis. Since then, TTCF has led regional leaders in a joint effort to identify and answer local needs.

Lena Derevianko

A year-long regional housing study

We rallied community stakeholders to help fund a year-long housing study. During which CCTT and community partners helped us:

  • Survey 800+ employees and employers
  • Hold public forums and housing conversations in Spanish and English
  • Develop a video storytelling project with local media partners
Read about the regional housing study
The Mountain Housing Council hosts an annual public event. It includes updates, deep-dives, panels, and community feedback.

The Mountain Housing Council of Tahoe Truckee

29+ community stakeholders committed to accelerating housing solutions in 2017. During our first three year commitment, we have:

  • set a region-wide housing agenda
  • raised nearly $50,000,000 for housing
  • developed research-based policy recommendations
  • produced white papers
  • accelerated the development of 700+ achievable housing units
Learn more about the Mountain Housing Council
Our community values our artists, writers, and artisans. We have to make sure that there is enough achievable housing to keep them.

76 affordable housing units for artists

Working with the Town of Truckee and the Martis Fund, our dollars provided soft financing needed for State tax credits. The credits made it possible for developers to continue forward with building 70+ affordable housing units.

These units are the Truckee Artist Lofts.The project broke ground in 2019. Learn more about this project.

Explore our impact investments
Landing helps homeowners make an extra income and be part of the solutions process. It unlocks affordable housing for local workers.

A start-up for homeowners and local workers

In 2019, TTCF seed-funded Landing- a local, family-owned start-up. Landing is an online platform that connects homeowners with reliable, vetted local workers.

Landing benefits the community by helping:

  • homeowners fill empty spaces and receive an extra source of income
  • employers retain reliable workers and save money
  • local workers find affordable and stable housing
  • keep a vibrant community and local economy by unlocking empty units
Read more about this innovative housing solution

Do you share our passion for housing our community?

Give now to the Housing Solutions Fund