Living Here

Housing & Rentals

Long Term & Short Term Rentals

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Finding housing in Truckee can be very challenging, but there are resources to help. Landing Locals is a resource that partners with home owners to help tackle the housing crisis in the area by utilizing second homes that would otherwise sit vacant.

Another way that people find rentals is by joining the Facebook Truckee-Tahoe PeopleNorth Lake Tahoe / Truckee Renters Network, and North Tahoe/Truckee Classifieds groups to find housing. Enter “rentals” in the “Search this group” field. You could also post out to the community about yourself and what you’re looking for.

Many landlords also post their rental listings on Reno Craigslist.com (enter “Truckee” in the search field).

Turn Your Vacation-Home into a Long Term Rental

By renting out your house when you are not using it, you can help strengthen the community you love. The goal of Landing Locals is to partner with home owners to help tackle the housing crisis in the area by utilizing second homes that would otherwise sit vacant. Learn more.

Ownership

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Ownership Opportunities

Truckee River CoHousing

Truckee River Cohousing is a group of local families creating their dream homes in an environmentally-conscious neighborhood with a strong sense of community. Their site is located on West River Street along the Truckee River, just 1/2 mile from downtown Truckee in the new Truckee River Rebirth zone. Cohousing is an intentional community of private homes clustered around shared space. Each attached or single family home has traditional amenities, including a private kitchen. Shared spaces typically feature a common house, with a larger kitchen and dining area, laundry and recreational spaces. Shared outdoor space may include parking, walkways, open space and gardens. Neighbors share resources while maintaining independent lifestyles. To learn about joining the limited number of founding Truckee households, visit TruckeeCohousing.com or email truckeecohousing@gmail.com for more information.

The Lofts at Spring Creek

The Lofts at Spring Creek are the lowest priced new construction in Truckee! 1450sf – 3 Bedroom 2.5 bath 1 car garage Townhomes located behind Alder Creek Middle School, 1.1 miles from Historic Downtown and a few hundred yards from the Truckee Community Recreation Center on paved bike paths. Total of 16 Units to be built.  Buyers can choose their own finishes with four designer packages to choose from, provided by Design Bar. 2 units are currently open for tours. *No Vacation Rentals – 30 days minimum for rentals. We encourage all interested parties to investigate Martis Fund down payment assistance program in conjunction with The Lofts. Extremely well priced at $549,950. Contact Val Videgain at (530) 582-2400.

Home Buyer Assistance

Town of Truckee BEGIN Reuse First-Time Homebuyer Program.
A first-time homebuyer revolving loan fund for households earning 80%-16% of median family income.

Town of Truckee CalHOME Reuse First-Time Homebuyer Program
A first-time homebuyer revolving loan fund for households earning less than 80% of median family income.

Martis Fund Homebuyer Assistance Program
Established in 2006, the Fund supports programs to conserve open space; manage and restore habitat and forest lands, and promote opportunities for workforce housing and related community purposes in the Martis Valley Region.

Placer County First Time Homebuyer Assistance Program
Loans of up to $100,000 are available to help families purchase their first home in the unincorporated areas of Placer County.

Resources

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Where Can Someone Go for Help with Housing Challenges?

Family Resource Center of Truckee
11695 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161
Phone: (530) 587-2513

Nevada County Health and Human Services
10075 Levon Ave # 207, Truckee, CA 96161
Phone: (530) 582-7803

Placer County Health and Human Services
5225 N Lake Blvd, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
Phone: (530) 546-1900

Housing Resource List for Truckee-North Lake Tahoe

Nevada County Resources

Placer County Resources

Town of Truckee Resources

Rental Assistance

Placer County Housing Choice Voucher
Rental voucher for very low- and low-income households.

Nevada County Housing Choice Voucher
Rental voucher for very low- and low-income households.

Housing Rehabilitation

Placer County Housing Rehabilitation Loans
Placer County offers several different opportunities for low-income Placer County residents residing in the unincorporated area of the County to rehabilitate  or repair their homes through a loan, or state and federal grants.

Nevada County Project Go Energy Efficiency and Weatherization
Founded in 1978 by a group of community members, Project GO provides grants to low-income residents for housing weatherization and energy conservation improvements.

Mountain Housing Council

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Supporting the needs of residents and visitors is a challenge in the Tahoe Truckee area. The economics of a visitor economy have a heavy impact on residents, particularly in the area of housing. In the Spring of 2017, the Mountain Housing Council was formed. This Council brings together 25 committed stakeholders to take on the unique and pressing challenges of housing in the North Tahoe-Truckee region. Their vision, all people that work and live in the Tahoe-Truckee region have access to diverse, quality and achievable housing. Their mission, working to accelerate solutions to local and achievable housing for those that live in the Tahoe-Truckee region. Watch the video below to learn more and sign-up to participate.

Mountain Housing Council
2019 Annual Community Meeting Update (Video) 

Housing for the People

Elevate Tahoe identified that affordable housing was a concern in North Tahoe. In 2015 they announced that “Housing for the People” would be their next focus. The objective is to create awareness and starting the conversation about how to improve the housing situation. Elevate Tahoe found that more than 60% of residents spend 30% or more of their salaries for rent or mortgage payments. Short-term rentals are having an impact on affordable long-term housing for residents. In this video, the Moonshine Ink “Housing for the People” series sheds light on the Tahoe/Truckee housing crisis, with an eye toward solutions.

Reports, White Paper, and Regional Housing Study


2019 Short-Term Rental White Paper 

2016 Regional Housing Study

To help address the housing problem, the Town of Truckee participated in a Regional Housing Study. The findings of the study highlight housing issues that are impacting local businesses and community members:

  • Only 40% of Truckee-North Tahoe’s workforce lives in the region, 60% commuting from outside the area.  These commuters include resorts workers, construction workers, teachers, firefighters and police.
  • 50% of the people who live here do not work here, commuting outside the area for work.
  • Across the region, 65% of the homes are vacant, most of them for seasonal or occasional use.  The remaining 35% of the housing stock is insufficient for the housing needs of the community’s workforce primarily due to age, size, affordability and availability.
  • Significant challenges persist in programs and policies designed to meet the housing needs of residents.

These issues create a fast-moving, competitive sales and rental market, overcrowding, loss of residents to other communities, and increased response time for public services, among others.

The Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation (TTCF) completed a comprehensive 2016 Regional Housing Study. The breadth of the study includes an assessment of current workforce and tourism trends, the housing market, housing policies, and assistance programs. The study shares case studies of sister mountain destination communities, local upcoming housing proposals, and future workforce demand estimates. bae urban economics completes the study with suggestions of program and policy solutions that could help the North Tahoe region solve our complex housing needs.

Based on these studies, TTCF and other community leaders identified these next steps:

  • Develop a Regional Workforce Housing Action plan, including housing production targets, housing mitigation regulations and requirements, housing development standard, incentives, housing assistance program, deed restrictions, workforce housing enforcement, and housing rehabilitation and preservation.
  • Establish a Regional Housing Council as a public and private partnership that would obtain financial and partner commitments for ongoing support, identify an entity to act as a fiscal agent, and provide advocacy and education.
  • Investigate Public Land Utilization opportunities

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