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Human Impact of the Drought in Truckee


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By: Friday Memo

February 21, 2014 - While the ongoing drought has obvious long term threats to our environment and economy, the lack of snow is also having a very intense short-term impact on the people of Truckee. Resorts are running on minimal staffing and the lack of the usual ski tourism traffic is causing hotels, restaurants and shops to cut back on staffing as well. All of this adds up to less work and less income for our many residents who rely on their service sector jobs for income.

The burden of high rent and utility costs in conjunction with lost wages and lack of employment have found many families in danger of losing their housing. Through a HUD funded housing program titled "Emergency Solutions Grants", the Family Resource Center (FRC) of Truckee is working to prevent homelessness and to rapidly re-house those Truckee community members who are losing their housing. Nevada County has a Continuum of Care committee which addresses homelessness throughout the county. Amongst other roles, this committee helps local organizations access federal funding for homelessness prevention and intervention programs. The FRC of Truckee utilizes these grant funds to help residents who are facing a housing crisis.

Through the Homelessness Prevention portion of the ESG program, The FRC of Truckee has prevented 18 families from becoming homeless through rental assistance and is currently working with 3 more families to avoid imminent evictions. Through the Rapid Re-housing portion of the ESG program, the FRC of Truckee has assisted 13 individuals who have already lost their housing become stably housed. These grant funds, and the expertise of the Nevada County staff and other agencies working on housing issues, are making a real difference during these tough economic times in Truckee.

 

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