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Grand Forks Officials: Lack of Affordable Housing affects Growth

The Grand Forks (ND) Herald (8/30, 27K) reports, "The lack of affordable housing is the biggest housing issue affecting Grand Forks, impacting its ability to retain residents and attract new ones, according to members of a new commission assembled by the mayor. The Blue Ribbon Commission on Housing spent its first meeting identifying strengths and weaknesses of the city's housing situation." The commission said affordable housing is needed to attract younger residents.