Town takes on affordable housing discussion |

Town takes on affordable housing discussion

The Truckee Town Council and the Town of Truckee Planning Commission will hold a meeting tonight to discuss two recent studies that address affordable housing needs.

The 6 p.m. meeting at Truckee Town Hall will review the findings of two studies, both by Bay Area Economics (BAE). One study estimates affordable housing creation in town since 2001 and identifies sites where future affordable housing could be located. The other gauges the current and future demand for seasonal worker housing in the area.

The meeting will be informational, with BAE and town officials fielding questions and sharing the findings and conclusions of the reports. The town council and the planning commission will determine whether information needs to be added to the reports.

“Both of these studies provide critical information necessary for the update to the Truckee General Plan Housing Element currently underway, and will provide a good foundation for the next General Plan Update Workshop … on Thursday Dec. 11, 6 p.m.,” wrote Community Development Director Tony Lashbrook in an email.

In a future workshop the findings are expected to be accepted and ruled complete, after which they will be integrated into the housing element of the General Plan Update. The money used in the studies will then be eligible to be reimbursed by state funds.

“The goal of the workshop is to provide information and receive feedback on the reports so that they can be finalized and accepted at a later meeting,” Lashbrook wrote.

Truckee’s ability to meet state housing allocation requirements will likely be a central topic at the meeting. The state requires that a certain number of houses for each income-level be constructed, and the reports evaluate Truckee’s ability to meet these requirements until 2008.

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