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Minot to see 900 affordable units with new housing plan

MINOT, N.D. (AP) – A housing study for a city in the North Dakota oil patch is recommending construction of more than 900 affordable housing units in the next decade.

Minot city officials had asked for the study because of complaints by employers and employees about the lack of affordable housing.

The Minot Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1iiBzcQ) that the study proposes 300 new homes ranging from $155,000 to $200,000; 450 units of rental housing; and 180 units of housing for seniors and disabled residents.

It also recommends the city form a Minot housing partnership to pursue affordable housing and create an employer-assisted work force housing program.

The 124-page report will be presented to the Minot city council on Monday.

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