Author: Placer Housing Matters

Placer Community Foundation and Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation CEO’s Head to Sacramento to Advocate for Local Housing

Veronica Blake of Placer Community Foundation and Stacy Caldwell of Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation met with the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee Executive Director in Sacramento on May 2 to advocate for changes to the tax credit regulations that support our ability to hold land for affordable housing. The goal, from the Community Foundation perspective, is to have land donations be able to qualify for the tie breaker points in the tax credit allocations. One small step for moving housing forward in our...

Read More

Placer County Housing Feedback

Please help us inform Placer County’s affordable housing strategy by answering the following questions. Your response will be shared with Shawna Purvines, Principal Planner, County of Placer.   Notice: JavaScript is required for this...

Read More

Housing Forum

Housing Forum Recap from March 20, 2018 Approximately 75 individuals were in attendance at the housing forum that took place on March 20 at the Placer County Community Development Resource Agency. Planning experts Aaron Nousaine and Harriet Ross outlined the various housing needs and limitations of the community, along with ideas to increase local, affordable housing that may be appropriate for the area. Throughout the presentation, attendees were offered the opportunity to provide feedback, opinions and personal insights into the housing deficit facing many Placer County residents. As Placer Community Foundation CEO Veronica Blake explained, “Now more than ever,...

Read More

In the News

Yes, California needs taller, denser development near transit. But not at the expense of affordable housing LA Times, Jan 23 2018 Placer awards contract to develop affordable housing strategy Placer County, Jan 23 2018 Rental demand high in Auburn Auburn Journal, Jan 15 2018 Last year was a big year for housing in California. Lawmakers aren’t done yet. Sacramento Bee, Jan 3 2018 ALF-MVC Senior Fellows Tackle the Affordable Housing Crisis American Leadership Forum , Nov 22 2017 Mending the affordable housing crisis Press Tribune, Nov 14 2017 SCOTUS Won't Review Calif. Case Challenging Affordable Housing Subsidies The Recorder,...

Read More

Placer awards contract to develop affordable housing strategy

Last week Placer County contracted with BAE Urban Economics Consulting Group to carry out four main tasks: to assess and identify affordable housing needs and development opportunities; make recommendations about any current housing standards and policies that may be hampering development; develop a site evaluation tool to help determine the profitability of potential projects; and review recent state housing policy changes to ensure Placer’s policy remains consistent. You can read more about this contract at This is important work to identify and remove barriers to affordable...

Read More


Send a call to action to our policy makers to prioritize housing needs in Placer County. Take a moment now to read and sign this petition.

798 signatures



Nearly 42% of Placer County households are strapped by housing costs. Whether renting or buying, families are getting priced out of our communities. It’s our firefighters, schoolteachers, bank tellers and trade workers. They are us, our neighbors and vital to the stability of our workforce and economy.

We are facing a serious gap in housing. According to the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG), Placer County needs 21,000+ new units of attainable housing by 2021. But as of the most recent County Housing Needs Assessment Progress Report, less than 4% of these units have been built.

Our economy depends on a strong, local workforce. When we support accessible housing, we’re helping to secure the economy by:

*Retaining and attracting skilled, local workers
*Increasing buying power of local residents
*Improving the health of our community
*Creating a family friendly environment

Sign this petition to send a call to action to our policy makers to prioritize housing needs in Placer County. And use your digital blow horn to encourage your social media and email network to sign it as well. Your support matters!

[your signature]

Share this with your friends: