Legislative committee studies housing needs

The interim “Workforce Housing Needs in South Dakota” committee held it’s first meeting in Pierre this week.

Committee Vice-Chair, Senator Casey Crabtree of Madison, said that part of the reason some places are having a hard time finding workers is the lack of housing.  He said that one area the committee is looking at is how to help out with infrastructure.

Crabtree said that all different types of housing is needed across the state.

Crabtree said that housing issues are slowing potential economic growth.

The committee heard from a variety of public and private housing groups also during it’s meeting this week.  The Workforce Housing Needs in South Dakota committee will hold it’s next meeting in Rapid City in July, with more meetings scheduled for August and September.