If you work in Lake Tahoe you
should be able to live in Lake 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 helped identify strategies to add more local housing options as part of this collaborative community effort.

The Tahoe Prosperity Center then facilitated a South Shore Region Local Housing Needs and Opportunities Assessment (the Needs Assessment) which culminated in the South Shore Region Local Resident Housing Action Plan (the Action Plan).

UPDATE! A newly formed Washoe Tahoe Housing Partnership will be coordinating a needs assessment and strategic plan for local resident housing in 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.

Thanks to a public-private partnership effort to support this project, the Tahoe Prosperity Center is proud to once again serve as the convener for this important issue, bringing together a diverse group of local stakeholders with technical guidance from an expert consulting team.

Contact Chase Janvrin, program manager to get involved in this Washoe Tahoe Housing effort. He can be reached at Chase @ tahoeprosperity.org

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:

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Housing Tahoe Project

We kicked off the Housing Tahoe Partnership in April 2018, with the goal of “if you have a job here locally, you should be able to live here locally.” Over 100 local community residents are participating in this Partnership to help add more local housing options. Partner workgroups include Policy, Finance, Development and Community Outreach. If you are interested in working on this critical issue and helping one of these workgroups, please get in touch with us!

As part of the Housing Tahoe Partnership, the Tahoe Prosperity Center also facilitated a South Shore Housing Needs and Opportunities Assessment and Action Plan process and recently completed this effort.

MAY 2019
Coordinate with the City of South Lake Tahoe, Douglas County (NV), El Dorado County (CA), CA Tahoe Conservancy, Tahoe Transportation District, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and El Dorado Community Foundation to jointly fund a South Shore Regional Housing Opportunity Assessment and Action Plan by June 2019. Tahoe Prosperity Center to facilitate the agreements between agencies and manage the consulting team.
MAY 2019
Hire a consulting team to complete the Assessment and Action Plan.
JUNE 2019
Launch Housing Opportunity Assessment and Action Plan. Kickoff assessment with community and employer surveys.
JUNE 2019
Hosted four housing open houses and numerous focus group and workgroup sessions. Also completed a resident community and employer survey about housing.
Coordinate with selected consultant to complete the Housing Needs and Opportunities Assessment.
Launch Housing Action Plan process with Advisory group and key community stakeholders.
FALL 2019 - WINTER 2020
Hosted more housing open houses for continued community input. Housing Advisory Workgroup sessions to prioritize strategies based on input.
FALL 2019 - WINTER 2020
MARCH 2020
Put all the housing strategies together with a timeline for partners to begin to implement. Housing Needs and Opportunities and Action Plan now complete.
MARCH 2020

Housing Reports and Resources

South Shore Housing Needs Report - Summary Only

South Shore Housing Needs Report (no appendices)

South Shore Housing Needs Full Report

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