Housing Tahoe


The Tahoe Prosperity Center kicked off the Housing Tahoe Partnership in April 2018 because we believe that if you work in Tahoe, you should be able to live in Tahoe. Local jurisdictions, businesses, foundations, and over 100 residents from the South Shore helped us identify strategies to add more local housing options as part of this effort.

As a result of that Partnership we published the South Shore Region Local Housing Needs and Opportunities Assessment, which then culminated in the South Shore Region Local Resident Housing Action Plan.

Building on the success of that Partnership we coordinated the Washoe Tahoe Housing Partnership that resulted in the Washoe Tahoe Housing Needs Assessment for the Incline Village and Crystal Bay areas of Lake Tahoe. This is the last section of the lake to have this type of housing analysis completed, and will provide important guidance on how the area fits into the greater Lake Tahoe region.

The Tahoe Prosperity Center is proud to continue to serve as the convener for this important issue, bringing together diverse groups of local stakeholders with technical guidance from an expert consulting team.


Why is this important?

The Tahoe Prosperity Center recognizes that diverse housing stock is needed to meet the changing needs in our communities. Seniors and students need different housing than families and young professionals. Having a wide variety of housing with a variety of pricing builds stability, year-round residency, community vibrancy, and support for businesses and the economy. 

We are the convener and leader in the development of attainable workforce housing and will be moving forward with community and business leaders to ensure a variety of housing is added for our residents. The full Needs Assessment and Action Plan are available for free to the community here: Needs Assessment & Action Plan 

Contact Chase Janvrin, program manager to learn more about our housing efforts: [email protected]

Housing Reports

Project Team

The Tahoe Prosperity Center has contracted with WSW Consulting, Inc. and her team (Rees Consulting, Inc., Williford LLC, SMR Development, LLC) to conduct this study. 

Generous contributions have been received from the following jurisdictions and organizations to ensure the success of this work:


Phase 1 began in June 2019 and the final Needs Assessment was completed at the end of October 2019. Phase 2 was completed in March 2020 and culminated with the Action Plan that is currently being utilized by the partner agencies. 

July 15 - August 15
Employer, Employee and Resident Surveys
September 25
Draft Report

Week of October 28
Final Report and Presentation

November 1
Kick Off Action Plan Process

November 15
Advisory Committee Action Plan Review Meeting
December 10
Advisory Committee Action Plan Review Meeting
January 15
Advisory Committee Action Plan Review Meeting
January 21
Advisory Committee Action Plan Review Meeting
February 27
Advisory Committee Action Plan Review Meeting
March 4
South Shore Housing Action Plan Completed

South Shore Housing Needs and Opportunities Study

South Shore Region Local Resident Housing Needs and Opportunities - Presentation

South Shore Housing Needs Report - Summary Only

South Shore Housing Needs Report (no appendices)

South Shore Housing Needs Full Report

Public Open Houses and Input

Open House Stations
Jan 7 2020

for Action Plan

Open House Stations
Nov 12 2019

Open House Feedback on Stations Nov 12 2019

Advisory Group Work Sessions Materials

South Shore Action Plan Packet November 2019

December Advisory Group Packet Dec 2019

Participation and Information

Below are links to the employer and resident surveys. Your participation is essential for us to gain a clear understanding of the community needs. Stay informaed on further ways to participate and for materials as they are developed through this research.

Tahoe South Shore Area Housing Survey

Tahoe South Shore Area Employer Survey