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The Value of Housing

“Affordable” has different meanings, depending on if the buyer has two quarters in his pocket or an extensive line of credit.

The same can be said for determining a community's housing market. Additionally, available housing is a key part of encouraging economic development of a community.

Sidney Economic Development Director Melissa Norgard met with the Sidney City Council on Sept. 22 proposing a comprehensive housing needs assessment of the community. In her proposal, Norgard said the study is needed “to identify and evaluate the new demographics in Sidney, economic characteristics, governme...


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