Housing to be a major issue at this years legislative session

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- Developing and building workforce housing will be a major issue in this year’s South Dakota legislature.

Representative Roger Chase of Huron chaired a summer study committee last year that examined the issue.

Last week he appeared before the Senate Commerce and Energy Committee. He says Governor Kristi Noem’s plan to spend two hundred million dollars on housing is a work in progress.

Chase says they heard the same issue from every community.

Chase says taxes are also an important part of housing development.

Chase says manufactured housing may be the quickest and most affordable way to address the issue.