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In The News – Tahoe Regional Planning Agency advances workforce housing solutions

December 30, 2023 | Member Submitted

Originally Published in The Sierra Sun 12/29/2023, Submitted

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board approved a package of affordable and workforce housing incentives Wednesday to help address the housing crisis that is impacting Lake Tahoe’s environment and communities. The targeted changes to Lake Tahoe zoning regulations will lower the cost to provide affordable and workforce housing, benefit water quality, and reduce traffic and vehicle use, the agency said today. 

Following three hours of public testimony, the board adopted the policy changes with refinements based on community and board member feedback.

Rising property values are only part of the housing crisis affecting Lake Tahoe communities, according to TRPA. The development caps and building design requirements enacted by the agency decades ago to save the lake are partly driving the market toward large, single-family homes versus smaller, more affordable multi-family units such as duplexes, triplexes, and apartments.


Photo Credit TRPA

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