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Published April 05, 2013, 04:33 PM

Senator Heitkamp heads to sandbag central after a statewide housing tour

Fargo, 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.

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