Community Housing Resources

Tahoe Regional Planning Agency housing policies, regulations, and incentives  

Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) Regional Plan Goals and Policies ensure compliance with the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact, or Bi-State Compact, and serves as a guide for all future land use decisions with the Tahoe Region. The Regional Plan achieves and maintains adopted environmental thresholds while providing for orderly growth and development. A Housing Subelement is included in the Regional Plan Land Use Element to make provisions for the development of low- and moderate-income housing within the Tahoe Region.

Tahoe Prosperity Center - Housing Tahoe

South Shore Partnership with the goal of “if you have a job here locally, you should be able to live here locally.” Currently developing a Housing Opportunity Assessment and Action Plan.

Tahoe Home Connection

Tahoe Home Connection is a new program for property owners to rent their properties on a seasonal or longer term basis to South Shore professionals working on a part-time, seasonal basis or even full-time basis.

Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless telephone number is (530) 600-2822 email

Saint Joseph Community Land Trust telephone number is (530) 541-8930 has a loan program available for families that are living in a motel, you can also visit their website at 

Recycling information: Visit the South Tahoe Refuse & Recycling Services website.

Abandoned vehicles: For abandoned vehicles concerns please call Code Enforcement at (530) 542-6135.

Liberty Utilities Financial Program 

The CARE (California Alternative Rates for Energy) program offers income-qualified primary residential customers a 20% discount on their monthly electric bill. Income guidelines and more information can be found on this webpage. Applications can be processed online or through completed paper application delivered to Liberty office locations in South Lake Tahoe or Tahoe Vista. Applications available through the link above in both English and Spanish. 


Liberty offers an assistance program for residential customers who have special energy needs due to qualifying medical conditions. Qualifying customers receive an extension of their lower rate baseline allowance on their monthly energy bill and, when possible, advanced notice for a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS).  


Income-qualified Liberty customers are eligible for energy efficient home improvements at no cost to them. Customers can call 1-866-812-5766 to speak with the contractor managing this program for guideline qualifications and scheduling. 


211 is a free 24/7 information and referral service for community services. 211 is supported by United Ways of California, public and private funders, and city and county agencies. The service connects people with health and human services and resources when assistance is needed. 211 is available to communities in multiple languages via call, web, and text. During times of disaster, 211 provides incident specific information by coordinating with local emergency services. With 211, communities can access information about shelter, food, medical, and recovery services. 211 also provides information about utility assistance programs, such as the California Alternative Rates for Energy (CARE) program and the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

HEAP - Home Energy Assistance Program

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) provides an annual energy bill payment on behalf of the eligible applicant. For more information please call 1-866-675-6623. 

PSPS - Public Safety Power Shutoffs

This link provides information specific to Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) including customer preparation tips, wildfire mitigation efforts, and a helpful explanation of Liberty PSPS criteria. Documents are available in a variety of languages including English and Spanish. Liberty encourages all customers to confirm contact information on their account in order to receive PSPS notifications by calling 1-800-782-2506.


  1. Zachary Thomas

    Zachary Thomas

    Director of Development Services