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
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.
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
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
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.
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