Despite its booming economy, western Nevada is having difficulty filling jobs as housing affordability declines. In the Reno-Sparks area, jobs are plentiful but the average price of a single-family home is $400,000. Rents aren’t much better, at about $1,300 per month.
A bill that would improve the nation’s water infrastructure is now before President Donald Trump and, if signed, it would authorize more than $6 billion during the next decade for projects such as restoring wetlands and reducing coastal erosion.
A new report highlights the challenges rural communities face in attracting affordable housing, although many of them across the country have high poverty rates, low vacancy rates and high unemployment rates as do urban centers.