• ‘Affordable’ housing an elusive target impacting community growth
    The Eastridge subdivision is one of two sites around Scott City which have seen considerable home development in recent years. (Record Photo)

‘Affordable’ housing an elusive target impacting community growth

Ask anyone involved in economic development or any employer what is the number one factor that drives community growth and one item will almost always be at the top of that list - housing.

Make that affordable housing.

That’s not an issue unique to just Scott City, but nearly every small community in Western Kansas and for that matter across the state.

Scott County Development Committee Director Katie Eisenhour feels that Scott City has done far better than most communities to fill the need for more housing.

“We have added 65 housing units or private sector housing in the last eight years. That’s in addition to the 20 being added through the senior housing project,” notes Eisenhour. “That’s extraordinary for a town of 4,000. People want to know how we do it.”

 

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