Workforce Housing Committee Wraps Up Regular Work

The Workforce Housing Study Committee of the South Dakota legislature wrapped up their scheduled work Thursday at the State Capital in Pierre. A number of state agencies testified on the prospects of funneling contractor’s excise tax funds to the Housing Opportunity fund. Republican Senator Jeff Monroe of Pierre says coming up with a solution to affordable housing is difficult…

Workforce Housing Committee Chair Representative David Lust of Rapid City isn’t sure workforce housing isn’t a state problem…

Republican Representative Roger Chase of Huron, a realtor by trade, feels local control of housing would provide more benefit…

Lust encouraged members to continue looking into the issue and to run with any ideas that come up as the legislative session approaches this winter.