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 (up to 195% AMI) in the region. Hansford Economic Consulting (HEC) conducted a Study [see the Mountain Housing Council Report below] on development fees for the Mountain Housing Council (MHC) to explore if 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.
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