Truckee Artist Lofts (TAL) is a mixed-use, affordable housing community for artists and local workforce, located at the Truckee Railyard Project in downtown Truckee. The community includes 76 income-restricted rental apartments, ranging from studios to three-bedroom units, and ground floor commercial/retail space.
TAL is a place for creative individuals and households to live, work, learn and collaborate with one another. The building and units include features specifically designed for Truckee-area artists. TAL's common areas include an Art Room, Band Room, and outdoor common terrace with a BBQ picnic area overlooking gorgeous views of the Truckee mountains. On-Site parking, Laundry Facilities, along with a unique mix of ground floor commercial/retail space will make TAL a truly unique live/work/play environment.
The apartment units include energy efficient/stainless steel appliances, large windows, hard surface flooring, and are small pet friendly. On-Site management, and special events and programming will keep residents engaged year round.
Truckee Artist Lofts was envisioned and conceptualized by the late Ali Youssefi. CFY Development is looking forward to ensuring his commitment to bring affordable, workforce housing to the Town of Truckee, is realized.
Our pre-leasing period of February 15, 2021 through February 26, 2021 ended with 122 pre applications received. We will process Prelease Applications by overall scores earned and pre-application submission date.
If you submitted a pre-application from February 15th through February 26th, we will call you very soon! If you want to know our Processing Order, please click on this link which shows each pre-application received, the score, the date received and the pre applicant’s 1st letter of their last name and 1st two letters of their first name.
Thank you for your patience while we work to contact everyone.
If you missed our February pre-app we have reopened and are accepting pre-applications until April 16th, 2021!
We look forward to talking to you!
Must meet Income Restrictions
All the rental apartments at TAL have low-income restrictions. The number of persons in a household determines the maximum household income. Anyone applying will have to earn household income of 80% or less of Area Median Income (AMI) for Nevada County for their household size. Any applicant with household income in excess of the 80% AMI for their household size in the chart below will not qualify to live at TAL.
Applicants will qualify based on the permitted Nevada County maximum incomes in effect at the time of application. The table below summarizes the maximum qualifying household income by AMI and household size for TAL based on Nevada County 2020 income limits.
Floor plans and unit configurations can be viewed here
Two Different Ways to Apply
If your household income is no more than 50% AMI level according to the chart above, then you can apply for one of the 19 Project Based Voucher units at TAL, available through our partner, Regional Housing. Regional Housing will score applicants based on the Regional Housing’s preferences then send applicants to TAL in the order of highest scoring applicants with the earliest application dates.
Regional Housing has opened their TAL waitlist. Please visit the Regional Housing website to apply.
If your household income is no more than 80% AMI level according to the chart above, then you can apply through TAL’s Leasing Process. Applicants will be scored based on a preference point system and then be entered into a random draw within each score to select applicants for evaluation. If at initial lease up, TAL has fewer applicants than units available, TAL’s Leasing Process will evaluate applicants by preference score only.
**TAL will publish and begin formally accepting rental applications prior to the completion of construction which is anticipated to be in Spring 2021.**
All households at or below 50% AMI (see yellow highlighted Income Limits chart above), may apply through TAL’s Leasing Process or Regional Housing’s application process. Applicants in blue may only apply to TAL’s Leasing Process (not open until Spring 2021).
TAL Applicant Preferences
At initial lease up, to ensure that members of the creative community with ties to the greater Truckee and Nevada County have the best chance of renting at TAL, both Regional Housing’s and TAL’s Leasing Process will screen applicants based on a selection of preferences.
Involvement in the arts will be a priority preference during initial leasing and on-going. This will apply to both the Regional Housing preferences and to TAL’s preferences. We will appoint an Artist Selection Panel that will screen the Artist Questionnaire portion of your applications.
For general questions, or questions on completing the pre-application, or any other documents, please contact us at , or call our Sacramento office at 916-498-9033.
*All applicants will be required to provide proof of eligibility for the Town of Truckee scoring. Please see the Application Overview instruction for more details.
Application Overview (Click to download)
TAL Incentive Pre Application (Click to download)
TAL Rental Application (Click to download)
TAL Artist's Questionnaire (Click to download)
To find our more about TAL's definition of an artist, Click Here
To view our Community Webinar Q&A session with Moonshine Ink and the Town of Truckee, Click Here