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Grand Forks City Council members consider the question of building affordable homes

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As local leaders continue searching for answers to the area’s housing shortage, an idea came up at the most recent Grand Forks City Council work session:


Should the city itself buy land and develop housing?

Most council members are not in favor of the idea, saying that it’s not the city’s place to intervene in the free market and compete with private developers.

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Charly Haley
Charly Haley covers city government for the Grand Forks Herald. As night reporter, she also has many general assignments. Before working at the Herald, she was a reporter at the Jamestown Sun and interned at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Detroit Lakes Newspapers and the St. Cloud Times. Haley is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, and her hometown is Sartell, Minn.
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