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Wisdom Homes hopes to provide housing for oil field workers

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SearchCore, Inc., a manufactured housing retail center who operates through its subsidiary, Wisdom Homes Of American Inc., has announced that it will be acquiring residential lots in efforts to provide a solution to the housing demand in Texas. The company will be acquiring 15 residential lots in the Tyler, Texas area.  The lots will range in size from a quarter ...

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Housing secretary visits North Dakota oil patch

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development head Julian Castro, left, listens to U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp speak about housing issues facing North Dakota in Williston, N.D. on Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. In recent years, workers have flooded into western North Dakota seeking high-paying jobs. But housing costs have gone up significantly. (AP Photo/Josh Wood)

WILLISTON, N.D. — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and western North Dakota officials asked the head of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday for help as the state copes with a lack of affordable housing brought on by the oil boom. Julian Castro, the former San Antonio mayor who was sworn in as HUD secretary in July, ...

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Bakken temporary housing co. grows 55,000% over 3 years


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ The Bismarck Tribunes’ Jessica Holdman reported today that Reliant Asset Management, a temporary housing management company in western North Dakota, ranked third on a list of the fastest growing private businesses by Inc. Magazine. Reliant has grown 55,000 percent in three years to over $85 million. Based in Arlington Va, the company operates eight ...

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Tribal rep steers oil money to low-income housing.


Mike Kopp | Shale Plays Media Multiple families squeezed into one home are getting relief in New Town, North Dakota.  The North Segment region of the Forth Berthold Indian Reservation, including New Town, is a flurry of oil activity from the Bakken oil play. That’s how the North Segment Community development Corporation decided to build a second set of apartments in ...

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Gaza’s infrastructure suffers unprecedented damage

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Amiram Barkat | The Globes (Tel Aviv, Israel) “The scope of damage to infrastructures in Gaza is unprecedented, and herculean efforts will be necessary to repair them,” said Sara Badiei, who oversees infrastructures in Gaza for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). UN sources yesterday estimated the damage to homes and infrastructure from the ground war and air strikes ...

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NY plans $65 million Watford City development

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Watford City has seen enormous growth from the recent North Dakota oil boom. The formerly tiny North Dakota town has more than doubled in population. A New York-based company, Coltown Properties, has announced that they will be developing the city with projects worth an estimated $65 million. Coltown is planning to build two new ...

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The indefinite ‘Now Hiring': understaffed Bakken restaurants serve record numbers


Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media It’s apparent that production of Bakken crude over the past several years has fashioned various changes on nearly every sector of the North Dakota economy. The oil boom certainly helped build an economic foundation for new jobs in the oil and gas sector but has also created a refurbished frontier for business establishments. New ...

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New housing option in western North Dakota?


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ Michael Hricik of the Fargo Forum reported today that another extended-stay complex may be in the works for western North Dakota. The building would be located in Fryburg, ND and be built at the former Fryburg elementary school site. Recently, the western area of the state has experienced a housing crisis due to ...

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Housing help is on the way

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Rob Port | Shale Plays Media Contributor North Dakota is seeing a building season for housing that is perhaps unlike any the state has ever seen, and it couldn’t be coming at a better time. A housing shortage in North Dakota, particularly in the oil fields in the western part of the state, has pushed rents in some parts of ...

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