Housing Assessment and Action Plan

South Shore Housing Opportunity Assessment and Action Plan

What is it?

An assessment of the housing market, resident and employee housing needs, business employment challenges, as well as a summary of the opportunities and constraints to providing better and more housing that residents and employees can afford in the South Tahoe region. Although the Tahoe Prosperity Center works regionally around the entire Lake Tahoe Basin, the North Shore already completed a Housing Survey and Needs Assessment. For information on the efforts being led by the Mountain Housing Council on the North Shore, please visit: mountainhousingcouncil.org.

The Assessment will identify:

  • how much housing is needed,
  • what type of housing (ownership or rental),
  • at which price point and
  • for whom 
  • We believe the housing survey will show that housing is needed across the entire housing spectrum – from homeless to restaurant workers to teachers and nurses. But we need to hear from you directly! If you live or work on the South Shore, please take the Housing Survey Here!

Why is this important?

A diverse housing stock is needed to meet the changing circumstances of households over time. When households in any life stage (from beginning renters, to first-time homebuyers, to move-up buyers, and aging households seeking to downsize), have an opportunity to find suitable housing for their needs, this allows them to grow and change within the community, building stability, year-round residency, community vibrancy and support for businesses and the economy.

Schedule

The project began June 13, 2019, and the final report will be presented in a public session the week of October 21, 2019. Important dates include:
July 15 - August 15
Employer Survey
July 15 - August 15
July 15 - August 15
Resident and Employee Survey
July 15 - August 15
September 25
Draft Report
September 25
Week of October 21
Final Report and Presentation
Week of October 21

ONLY 21% OF TAHOE RESIDENTS CAN AFFORD THE MEDIAN HOUSE PRICE

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

Next Step - Taking Action

Part 2 of this study will utilize the South Shore Housing Assessment information to devise a community-driven Housing Action Plan to begin addressing where existing housing options are falling short for local residents, employees and businesses. This will begin near the end of October – stay tuned!

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:

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