Housing Heros

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Tahoe Home Connection has partnered with Tahoe Green Jobs, the South Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center, and Tahoe Magic to start the Housing Heroes Program.

What is the Housing Heroes Program?

The Program is designed to help address housing needs in the community because of COVID-19. Many of our local service workers have lost income due to the COVID-19 shut-down. The loss of income has made it difficult to keep up with rent or mortgage payments, and sometimes even to buy food.

Evictions of tenants that cannot pay rent are paused until 90 days after the Governor lifts the state of emergency. We anticipate a large number of local families will be evicted once the rent pause is lifted due to lack of income to pay the rent owed.

We are working with our Tahoe homeowner community to provide additional housing options for locals in need.

How Can You Help?

  • Place your home on the long-term rental market at market- or slightly below-market rents. The more homes that are available, the more options that local families will have. Tahoe Home Connection will be happy to help you either self-manage the home or match you with one of our property managers.
  • Consider renting your home at below market rate in return for work done on the home. Perhaps your home needs painting, new floors, or general updating. We can match you with a family or renter who has the skills you need.
    Rent Your Home
  • If you still plan to use your home when travel restrictions are lifted (and we look forward to welcoming you back to Tahoe at that time!) consider making a donation to Tahoe Magic, which is helping local families in crisis with partial rent payments. Over the last month and a half, they have helped over 160 families.
    Donate to Tahoe Magic
  • If you need work done on your house such as yard work, pine needle pick up, painting or even inside work, consider hiring a local worker today! Many in our community need employment in the near-term in order to put food on the table and stay in their existing homes. You can list the work on Tahoe Green Jobs.
    Hire a Local