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Seeking Input for the South Shore Local Resident Housing Action Plan

The South Shore Region Local Resident Housing Action Plan has been under development since November 2019. The Action Plan will specify actionable strategies to increase the inventory of local resident housing – dwellings that South Shore residents and employees can afford to purchase or rent. The Plan will identify actions to take over the next five years, assign roles and responsibilities to key implementing partners, specify when each action should occur and ensure the regional communication and coordination necessary for success.

Utilizing research compiled in the 2019 South Shore Region Housing Needs and Opportunities report, technical housing consultant guidance, and significant public and community input, a 20-member housing advisory work group, comprised of regional jurisdictions, non-profits, state and bi-state agencies, and primary employers, has identified 14 priority actions to address local resident housing needs. Public and community input includes:
  • A household and employee survey (over 1,000 responses), employer survey, and numerous focus groups and interviews conducted in the summer and fall of 2019, 
  • Two public open houses held on November 12 to identify Plan goals and priorities, 
  • Two public open houses held on January 7th to help refine action strategies, and
  • Additional public input from this questionnaire.
All of the above reports, open houses, surveys, housing advisory work group materials, and their results can be found at https://tahoeprosperity.org/housing-study/. 

THIS QUESTIONNAIRE:  The January 7th, 2020, open houses were held to solicit community input on the draft action plan to-date, including plan goals and priority actions to pursue through 2026. The purpose, just as with prior outreach, is to ensure that the Action Plan is responsive to community needs.

This questionnaire allows those who could not attend the open house to also provide input. 


Only 7 questions are asked, but expect to spend 10 to 20 minutes to complete the questionnaire. While not required, we recommend that you also review two documents for more information:
  1. 2019 South Shore Region Housing Needs and Opportunities report summary (about 5-pages) at a minimum to get a picture of local resident housing needs in the region; and
  2. January 7, 2020, Open House Stations for information on the draft Action Plan to-date.
Both of these documents are available at https://tahoeprosperity.org/housing-study/.

WE THANK YOU in advance for your time and interest and look forward to incorporating your comments with the others received at the January open house, as well as all prior outreach. 
 
1. What priority should Local Resident Housing (housing that is affordable for residents and local employees) be in the South Shore Region?
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The 2019 South Shore Region Housing Needs and Opportunity study identified that about 3,290 housing units for local residents and employees will be needed by 2026 to address the current housing shortage at prices that local residents and employees can afford, as well as keep up with projected job growth and retiring employees through 2026.

About 60% of these dwellings will need to be priced lower than prevailing market home sale prices and rents to meet local resident and employee needs. This means homes for sale under $400,000, and homes for rent between $500/month and $1,250/month.

The South Shore Region Local Resident Housing Action Plan will define a partnership framework with actionable strategies to increase the inventory of local resident housing – dwellings that South Shore residents and employees can afford to purchase or rent - through a combination of new development, redevelopment, and utilizing existing housing. This means that regional partners - City of South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County, Douglas County, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, employers, non-profits, state and bi-state agencies will need to work together to be successful. 

Given this information, please respond to the following questions: