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Grand Forks officials say lack of affordable housing affects growth

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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.

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Brandi Jewett
Brandi Jewett is an enterprise reporter for the Grand Forks Herald and reports on a variety of topics. Other positions she has held at the Herald include city government reporter, general assigment reporter and news intern. While attending the University of North Dakota, she worked as a news reporter and editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, The Dakota Student. She now serves as one of its alumni advisers. A native of Valley City, N.D., 23 years worth of winters hasn't scared her out of the state yet. You can follow Jewett and her reporting projects on her blog www.diggingdeeper.areavoices.com
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