Council applies for housing grant |

Council applies for housing grant

Truckee will go after $1.5 million of state money and potentially pitch in greater than $300,000 of its own to bring roads and utilities to nine acres of donated land that will be used for affordable housing.

Truckee officials expect to know by late June whether they have been awarded the grant, which the town council agreed to apply for at their March 7 meeting. If they get the $1.5 million, the town’s input of greater than $300,000 should be enough additional money to get the land ready for home construction.

If all goes well, the first 32 units constructed on the land donated by East West Partners as part of their Gray’s Crossing project will be affordable to low and very-low income earners ” workers making 80 percent of the county median income and lower, said Town Planner Duane Hall. The land is near the Alder Creek Middle School and Coachland Mobile Home Park.

All Truckee councilmembers said they were excited about the opportunity to jump-start the affordable housing on the nine acres, only half of which is likely to be developed.

“This is just a great opportunity,” said Councilwoman Barbara Green.

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