Senator Heitkamp heads to sandbag central after a statewide housing tourFargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- Before she headed to sandbag central, Senator Heitkamp concluded her statewide housing tour.
By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- Before she headed to sandbag central, Senator Heitkamp concluded her statewide housing tour.
Many eyes are on the oil patch for their housing shortages, but Fargo-Moorhead is seeing many of the same issues.
Though there is a housing boom in the area, most of the new housing is aimed at higher-income citizens.
Heitkamp says that makes the housing issue also a workforce issue.
SEN. Heidi Heitkamp- (D) North Dakota: "We do not have an inventory of housing that will meet the needs of our communities. It's not getting built at a level that will encourage people who can afford to live in that house and work in the service industry."
Heitkamp serves on the Senate Housing and Banking committee.