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City of Williston struggles with worker housing costs: Commission looks to cover $1.5 million for employees

March 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — The city of Williston is struggling to afford an increased cost of subsidizing employee housing while finding ways to pay for projects without state assistance.
On Tuesday, City Auditor John Kautzman said the funds needed to retain emp…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Sequester cuts cost housing benefits to 239 SD families

February 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

Federal budget sequestration in 2013 cost 239 South Dakota families their subsidized housing vouchers, according to a new study.

According to Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, some 70,000 fewer low-income families used housing vouche…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Coalition seeks $100 million to address homelessness

February 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLMAR — A statewide homeless coalition with roots in west-central Minnesota wants the Legislature to approve $100 million in bonds this year to build affordable housing.
The money is needed to ensure stability in families, schools and communitie…continue reading on dglobe.com

AG bans unlicensed contractor in Dickinson: Consumer says Alderman Roofing accepted pay but did not do work

February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued a cease and desist order Wednesday against a contractor who had been doing unlicensed business in Dickinson.
David Alderman, owner of Alderman Roofing and Construction, also solicited and accepted…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

AG bans unlicensed contractor in Dickinson: Consumer says Alderman Roofing accepted pay but did not do work

February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued a cease and desist order Wednesday against a contractor who had been doing unlicensed business in Dickinson.
David Alderman, owner of Alderman Roofing and Construction, also solicited and accepted…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Hot economy, cold comfort: The ND Oil Patch’s homeless problem

February 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

Lured by the promise of jobs created by the oil and gas boom, Mario Solano left his home in Miami to travel to a new life in the center of it all — North Dakota.
At first, Solano found temporary jobs driving trucks for oil and gas companies. Event…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Rapid City residential real estate strong in 2013

February 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — Officials say residential real estate sales in the Rapid City area boomed in 2013.

The Black Hills Association of Realtors says more houses were sold at higher prices in 2013 than any of the previous five years.

The Rapid …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Rapid City residential real estate strong in 2013

February 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — Officials say residential real estate sales in the Rapid City area boomed in 2013.

The Black Hills Association of Realtors says more houses were sold at higher prices in 2013 than any of the previous five years.

The Rapid …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Ellsworth Air Force housing construction to start on the base

February 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE — The construction of 214 homes will begin in the former Black Hills Estates area on base this spring.

Balfour Beatty Community quality compliance inspectors took over the government’s role of the ownership, management…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Affordable housing a competitive game: Developers compete for federal, state tax credits

January 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

Although the Housing Incentive Fund has been tapped out since November, developers are still trying to find ways to bring affordable housing to Dickinson.
Two housing projects — one an apartment building for seniors, the other two- and three-bedro…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com