housing http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Casper Facing Shortage In Homes http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/casper-facing-shortage-homes <p>As the Oil City Casper has seen its fate is closely tied with the energy industry and the recent boom in production is seeing Casper's population expand at an astounding rate. One thing not expanding fast enough however is affordable housing. Wyoming Public Radio's Jordan Giese reports.</p><p>JORDAN GIESE: Despite new commercial development one thing in Casper you'll struggle to find are for-sale and rent signs. With all the new energy work, people have poured into Casper, sometimes leaving little for the residents already there.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 23:03:12 +0000 Jordan Giese 58423 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Casper Facing Shortage In Homes Home Values Drop Amid Energy Booms http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/home-values-drop-amid-energy-booms <p>When there’s an energy boom, it usually brings an influx of workers into the area. And that leads to more demand for housing. That’s great for landlords who are looking to rent out their properties. But as some communities in Wyoming are finding, oil and gas drilling can actually be a problem for people who are looking to sell. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden reports.</p><p>WILLOW BELDEN: Rhonda Holdbrook owns a real estate firm in Douglas, and she’s exceptionally busy these days. Oil production in Converse County is booming, and energy workers have flocked to town.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 22:08:31 +0000 Willow Belden 57749 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Home Values Drop Amid Energy Booms Indian Housing Block Grant Program Can Be More Efficient, Report Says http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/indian-housing-block-grant-program-can-be-more-efficient-report-says <p>A <a href="http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/662063.pdf">report</a> by the Government Accountability Office says some things need to change in order for Indian tribes to be able to effectively carry out affordable housing activities under the Indian Housing Block Grant program. The program provides grants to tribes to build affordable housing. Remoteness of reservations and lack of infrastructure was one major challenge the report identified. But lack of coordination among federal agencies also delays initiatives and makes it harder to lump funds from various agencies for one project. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:21:18 +0000 Irina Zhorov 56228 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Indian Housing Block Grant Program Can Be More Efficient, Report Says Demand drives up Jackson Hole housing market; supply becomes scarce http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/demand-drives-jackson-hole-housing-market-supply-becomes-scarce <p>The housing market in Jackson Hole is booming, and it’s getting even more expensive to live there.</p><p>Last week, the Jackson Town Council decided to buy an apartment building to house town employees, so they could afford to live in the area. That makes it 15 housing properties the town will own.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 23:16:15 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 39803 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Demand drives up Jackson Hole housing market; supply becomes scarce