One of the housing challenges the North Tahoe-Truckee Region faces is that it is very expensive to build new housing. A common perceived obstacle is that development fees contribute to this high building cost and are thus a barrier to building achievable local housing in the region. See the Mountain Housing Council Report below on development fees for the Mountain Housing Council (MHC) to explore if, in fact, development fees are a barrier to new construction of achievable local housing in the North Tahoe-Truckee Region and what other fee-related actions could promote housing.
Additionally, during 2018/2019, MHC hosted two Fee Roundtable Sessions attended by representatives from the majority of the fee charging jurisdictions in the region to share the results of the study by Hansford Economic Consulting (HEC) as well as hosted a third session to discuss if anything could be done to lessen or mitigate fees.
As a result of this work, Mountain Housing Council developed the following policy recommendation to build a better understanding of the fee landscape at the local and regional level as well to put forward strategies to encourage development of achievable local housing.
MHC developed the following documents to build a better understanding of the fee landscape at the local and regional level as well to explore strategies to encourage development of Achievable Local Housing.
- Fees 101 3.30.18
- Case for Fee Deferrals 9.4.18
- Case for Scaleable Fees 9.4.18
- Mountain Housing Council Report August 2018 with Appendices
- MHC Development Fee Review Basis, Methodology – Single Family Units
- MHC Development Fee Review Basis, Costs – Single Family Units
- MHC Development Fee Review Basis – Multi Family Complex
- Sierra Sun, Jan 11, 2019: Study Shows effect of impact fees on Truckee, North Lake Tahoe.
- Comstock Mag, Nov. 14, 2018: Placer County Amps Up Housing Efforts