February 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
There are many challenges facing us during this time of unprecedented growth and opportunity. If you had to name just one as the most significant issue, you would most likely single out “housing” and more specifically “affordable housing.” Continue Reading
December 19, 2012 in The Dickinson Press
MANNING Dunn County could be getting much needed affordable housing for lower-income families and seniors. Continue Reading
November 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Rick Harrison presented his neighborhood planning concept of prefurbia a twist on the word surbubia to Grand Forks city officials and community members Tuesday night at City Hall. Continue Reading
October 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
City leaders hope that a Walmart Supercenter planned for Gateway Drive will spur more retail and residential development for the north side corridor dominated by more industrial businesses. The added housing could help alleviate the shortage and bring prices downward. Continue Reading
October 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
In Grand Forks, the average building permit for a $200,000 home is $1,430, according to a consulting firm. Only Minot charges more for a permit for a comparable home at $1,574. Fargo is the cheapest at $1,203. The average for the six cities surveyed is $1,383. Continue Reading
August 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Mayor Mike Brown named on Wednesday the 20 members of a new task force charging it with “developing an accurate picture of the housing sector, come up with a set of priorities to boost the housing market and tactics that will achieve those priorities,” the city said in a news release.
December 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
To make affordable housing happen, North Dakota needs taxpayers’ support. These contributions will make a difference.
December 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
A North Dakota Legislature not usually known for thinking out of the box is taking a creative approach to affordable housing.
Here’s hoping the plan works and helps ease one of the cruelest trends in the state. Continue Reading
June 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
For many Minnesotans, home has never been so hard to pay for.
The number of people who can barely afford a place to live has reached an all-time high, creating a new kind of client for homeless shelters — the almost-homeless. Continue Reading