State + Federal Policy Platform

Mountain Housing Council Policy Platform

Click here for the Policy Platform. 

The Mountain Housing Council Policy Platform will guide the MHC’s efforts to advocate for state and federal policies and funding programs that increase achievable local housing solutions for the Tahoe-Truckee region.

Policy Platform Purpose:

The Platform is a document approved by Mountain Housing Council members and lays a framework for how the coalition proposes to represent the region in its advocacy efforts in both broad categories and specific issues. 

Summary Notes from MHC Policy Tiger Team

 

Thank you to the following organizations that signed on in support of the MHC State Policy Platform!
  • Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe
  • Family Resource Center of Truckee
  • Martis Fund
  • Mountain Area Preservation
  • Placer County
  • Sierra Business Council
  • Squaw Valley Public Service District
  • Tahoe City Public Utility District
  • Tahoe Forest Hospital District
  • Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors
  • Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
  • Truckee Donner Public Utility District
  • Truckee Tahoe Airport District
  • Town of Truckee
On February 19th and 28th, two delegations of MHC members traveled to Sacramento for meetings with key policymakers in an effort to bring awareness to the housing crisis in the Tahoe Truckee area and learn how proposed state policies would affect our region. Among the policy priorities conveyed by the group were support for policies that develop and unlock accessory dwelling units (ADUs), dedicated funding for rural areas in statewide affordable housing funding programs, and incentives for mobile home parks to be sold to residents or community organizations. The group met with several housing leaders, including Senator Jim Beall (representing San Jose), Louise Bedsworth (Executive Director of the Strategic Growth Council), and Ronda Paschal (Governor Newsom’s Housing Legislative Deputy). MHC will continue cultivating partnerships with policy makers and statewide organizations in an effort to bring resources to our region’s housing crisis.
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Productive Lobby Day February 18, 2019 in Sacramento for the Mountain Housing Council Team!
Highlights from the day: