Achievable Local Housing


The 2016 Regional Housing Study shows an unmet need for about 12,160 housing units to serve the local workforce of the region.

Of those units, over half (57%) are needed for households earning moderate incomes (> 80% AMI) or above. There are no federal and very few state and local subsidy programs which provide financial support for housing programs serving households earning more than 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) and there are no government subsidy programs for the Above Moderate (> 120% AMI) income level households. In North Tahoe-Truckee, a household of four needs to make more than 195% AMI to afford an average market-rate home priced at about $550,000 as of 2016.

In order to begin to serve a range of housing needs in the area, a new way of defining and addressing the need is required.

Following is the Mountain Housing Council’s response to and work on this issue: