Lake Tahoe houses sit vacant while locals struggle to find affordable housing

By David Zook : sfchronicle – excerpt

At a standing-room-only town hall meeting in January at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, Nev., residents voiced passionate opinions on a question that has chafed the Lake Tahoe area for decades: What’s the best way to house the hordes of vacationers who descend on the lake year-round?…

While Measure T represents the most extreme example of action on STRs, similar debates are happening all around Lake Tahoe, exemplifying the tightrope walk of attracting tourism and maintaining a town’s unique character… (more)

When you see a housing shortage in an area like Lake Tahoe, that relies on being a remote tourist area, the solution cannot be to build more housing.

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