A legislative interim study committee meeting was facilitated on July 14 at the Monument. Nineteen legislators and over 100 members of the community attended this public meeting to hear local testimony and discuss our region’s unique needs as well as the progress made on identifying workforce housing solutions.
The bipartisan committee of legislators volunteered their time this summer to research and coordinate strategies that can ease the pressure on housing availability and costs. Rapid City was fortunate to have a strong local showing of experts and industry leaders, including city officials, local developers, non-profit groups, large employers, and many others who exist in the housing and development space.
We encourage you to tune in to the recording on South Dakota Public Radio to hear local experts and advocates share the progress made in our cities and towns and by community partnerships who seek opportunity to collaborate with the state.
The next meeting is planned for early August in Sioux Falls. Elevate will attend to support our fellow communities across the state encountering a similar crisis and to ensure our place in the discussion.