of local housing units are single-family homes
of homeowners interested in building an ADU
of homeowners interested in learning more
A Promising Housing Solution Exists in Our Backyard
Recently, we partnered with the Sierra Sun to poll community members’ appetite around building Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) or “granny flats” on their properties, and to write an article highlighting this solution. According to the Mountain Housing Council’s 2023 Regional Housing Needs Assessment, ADUs have been identified as a cost-effective and feasible housing solution for our workforce needs. Nearly 50% of homeowners expressed definite or potential interest in constructing an ADU on their property with their primary motivation being potential rental income. The biggest factor that could hold them back is the cost of construction. To make it easier for homeowners to build an ADU, there are four key programs that are currently being offered in the region. This includes the recently launched Tahoe Housing Hub & Accelerator Pilot Program, a social enterprise supported by TTCF, Martis Fund, and the North Tahoe Community Alliance, aiming to increase ADU development.
The ADU Accelerator Program is strategically designed to make ADU development more accessible and efficient for homeowners by offering comprehensive support that includes expert advice, financial planning assistance, and clear guidance through the regulatory landscape. This approach not only addresses the barriers head-on but also leverages expertise within land use agencies, ensuring a collaborative effort towards expanding affordable housing options in the North Lake Tahoe-Truckee region.
President/CEO Tahoe Housing Hub