State Report Shows Lack of Affordable Housing Getting Worse

There are 6 comments on the KMOT-TV Minot story from Jan 6, 2009, titled State Report Shows Lack of Affordable Housing Getting Worse. In it, KMOT-TV Minot reports that:

We all need a place to call home, but a new report shows finding a home in North Dakota won`t come cheaply.

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NDER

Devils Lake, ND

#1 Jan 9, 2009
Well of course it is too expensive for a low-wage state. Most homes in the D.L. or Grand Forks areas are overpriced. That would be okay if the houses were not 40 plus years of age.
Jessica

Billings, MT

#2 Apr 19, 2010
Is there going to be anything for rent in Williston, ND in the next year or so? I'm trying to find a place and there is nothing. It's driving me crazy!
think

Hopewell, VA

#4 Sep 24, 2010
Jessica wrote:
Is there going to be anything for rent in Williston, ND in the next year or so? I'm trying to find a place and there is nothing. It's driving me crazy!
If you look into the amount of money the city employees are making, there you will find the answer.
Miller

Bismarck, ND

#5 Sep 28, 2010
Jessica, eventually things will catch up. If you've seen the paper lately, thre will be a few more hundred apartments units that will be opening up, plus there are plans for many more. Housing development are currently under construction which will have about 300 more by next summer, and one of the developers plans to break ground on another 850 in the spring...which will include more apartments. A couple new trailer parks are also in the works. Will they be cheap or reasonable in price?? probably not. like "think" said...wages are very high in Williston (oil workers anyway)...so prices of rentals and homes will be reflected by the wages. Rivers Edge will be opening soon, and they are priced for those workers not making oil field wages, but you have to apply to get in.
WillistonNDLife

Williston, ND

#6 Oct 6, 2010
Why does everyone think that oil workers make such high wages???

If you call a few of the largest oil employers in the Williston area you will find out that most start their employees at $14 to $15 an hour. Once one has paid the inflated rent and grocery store prices there isn't much left to spend elsewhere or save for a rainy day.

Yes, more housing is needed in the Williston area immediately. More people who are out of work in this country could be put to work if they could find housing in North Dakota.

Have you taken a look at all of the available jobs on the North Dakota Employment Department site?? These postions could be filled IF there was housing available!!!
Silly

Yuma, AZ

#7 Oct 6, 2010
Arizona's unemployment rate is 27% and their is plenty of cheap housing.

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