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North Dakota housing issues still on the rise

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BISMARCK, N.D. – The groups that build, fund and manage housing in North Dakota all face different challenges, but most agree on one thing: There is not enough affordable housing in the state. “There’s still plenty of work to do,” said Max Wetz, director of public affairs for the North Dakota Housing Finance Agency. The agency funds low- and middle-income ...

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North Dakota housing scam uncovered in Dickinson

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2 hours ago  •  Associated Press DICKINSON, N.D. — Dickinson police say there is a new scam targeting people looking for housing in southwestern North Dakota. Sgt. Kylan Klauzer says the scam artist finds a piece of property online for lease or sale, then advertises it with altered contact information, hoping to lure people into wiring money. He says the scam is ...

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Watford City adds units with completion of new housing complex

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WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — Construction has wrapped up on a 42-unit housing complex in Watford City for public service employees. A dedication ceremony was held Wednesday for the $8 million nonprofit complex dubbed Wolf Run Village that will provide affordable housing for public service workers such as teachers, law officers, emergency responders, and city and county employees. “Many people ...

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Housing Complex in Watford City Completed

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WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — Construction has wrapped up on a 42-unit housing complex in Watford City for public service employees. A dedication ceremony was held Wednesday for the $8 million nonprofit complex dubbed Wolf Run Village that will provide affordable housing for public service workers such as teachers, law officers, emergency responders, and city and county employees. “Many people ...

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Oil may be booming in North Dakota, but real estate is slow to follow

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While billions of dollars of oil money is flowing freely to North Dakota, investment in new real estate has not followed. With demand far outpacing supply, rents and land prices are sky-high, and residents have few retail options. By Ernest Scheyder and Ilaina Jonas, Reuters / June 30, 2013 Williston, N.D./New York Money and workers are pouring into Williston, the capital ...

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Faces of the Boom: Louisiana men bring mobile motel…

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WILLISTON, N.D. – Louisiana native Dex Comardelle, 23, is bringing Southern hospitality to North Dakota’s workforce housing. Comardelle was working toward a degree in hospitality management at the University of Louisiana when he started to hear about North Dakota’s oil boom. Comardelle and his father, Ricky, who has provided living quarters for offshore drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico ...

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Jamestown Prepares For Population and Economic Boom

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Jamestown’s population of 15-thousand people is getting ready for a major jump,  as plans for energy projects in nearby Spiritwood move closer to reality.   All of it is tying together North Dakota agriculture and energy production. And all of it should mean the largest population growth Jamestown and surrounding Stutsman County have seen in decades. Dave Klein, Housing Authority: “It would not surprise me to  see ...

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North Dakota Housing Boom will continue

Bakken Housing Being Built Near Watford City

Jamestown Sun Certainly it’s not a surprise that North Dakota leads the nation in housing development, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But the numbers are quite staggering, considering that eight North Dakota counties rank among the top 100 in the country in the percentage of new housing units.Williams County ranks first in the country, with a 13.9 percent increase ...

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Affordable housing opens in Killdeer

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Prairie Business KILLDEER,N.D. — Just steps away from an RV park, a contingent gathered here Wednesday to signify the grand opening of a new “affordable housing” apartment building. Local and state dignitaries gathered for a ceremony and lunch at the Buckskin Bar and Grill before heading to the Prairie Gold Apartments, a recently finished 24-unit apartment complex on Rodeo Drive ...

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