With support from a Legacy Gift, the Community Foundation has hired a consulting firm to facilitate an important, collaborative, and regional effort to explore solutions for unhoused people in our region. This effort is led by a newly formed Tahoe Truckee Homeless Advisory Committee which evolved from a working group of the Mountain Housing Council. The committee will develop a shared vision, implementation strategies, and a Homeless Services Action Plan for homeless services in the Tahoe Truckee region. It is chaired by Nevada County Supervisor Hardy Bullock and comprised of leadership from the Town of Truckee, Placer County, Nevada County, Tahoe Forest Hospital System, Sierra Community House, and United for Action.
I’m thankful this committee has been formed. Homelessness is a systemic issue and won’t go away on its own, it needs to be addressed proactively. I believe a regional vision and shared responsibility for our unhoused neighbors is the only way to stabilize vital safety net services and continue to prevent, and end, homelessness.
Program Director, North Tahoe-Truckee Homeless Services
To better meet the needs of families in our community, the Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee (CCTT) is convening partners to address insufficient childcare for children under the age of 5. Meetings have focused on supporting current providers through trainings and enhanced networking opportunities, and on workforce recruitment strategies to expand qualified and bilingual staff. Partners will work to align resources and agencies in Placer and Nevada County, and support in-home caregivers.