Housing Issues in Truckee Tahoe
Across the world, access to safe and affordable housing is considered a human right. Currently, access to affordable housing is reaching crisis levels in the Truckee-Tahoe region. But what exactly is affordable housing? Whether or not housing is affordable to a family or individual is based on more than just the cost of a house or apartment. Affordability also includes the accessibility of housing and the cost of housing relative to income. Additionally, as housing prices rise and accessibility falls, people overpay for housing, commute long distances to their jobs, and overcrowd existing housing units.