Comstock’s Magazine writer Laurie Lauletta-Boshart spent several months researching and articulating a topic that is on the pages of every publication these days: housing. The housing crisis is not unique to our region or state, it doesn’t exist in just cities or only in rural areas. What is unique to our region is the complexity of working across jurisdictions, counties, and incorporated vs. unincorporated communities.
“Placer County Amps Up Housing Efforts” was published in November 2018. The piece impressively captures the subtle nuances of addressing and developing housing solutions for a county as diverse and geographically expansive as Placer. Through interviews and follow up questions with those leading the charge together, Lauletta-Boshart paints a picture of the collaboration necessary to solve such a profound and systemic issue.
Stacy Caldwell, CEO of Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, the facilitating organization of the Mountain Housing Council, spoke with Lauletta-Boshart several times. While many people are familiar with the work of the Mountain Housing Council’s 29 stakeholders and the collaborative work done to serve specifically North Tahoe-Truckee, fewer people may be aware of the cross-regional work occurring behind the scenes. For example, Caldwell and Victoria Blake, Placer Community Foundation CEO, have been in frequent communication via phone and in person.
“Placer Community Foundation CEO and Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation have both designed the best approach and program to coordinate our communities to mobilize around solutions. We are in constant conversation around our strategies, seek opportunities to advocate at the state level and both of our organizations participate in the Housing Committee of the League of California Community Foundations,” said Caldwell.
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