You Think Finding a Job in the Bakken is the Toughest Task You Face? Nope, Finding Affordable Housing is Tougher!

In this category we discuss the currently most challenging part of finding work in the the Bakken Basin in North Dakota–a place to live! As tough as the situation can be with folks camped out at SuperWalmart in Williston, and/or sleeping in their cars, help is on the way with thousands of new beds and units under development and construction–but know this fellow job seeker in the Bakken, finding a bed is much tougher than finding a good job!

Dickinson North Dakota Housing Development Going Strong

November 18, 2011

Video of a recent trip west to Dickinson North Dakota to check up on oil field activity and residential and commercial development in the southern portion of the Bakken Boom.

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100K and Homeless?

October 22, 2011

Only in the Bakken where a doubling of poplulation in the Williston area has led to an acute shortgage of housing of all types.  CNN ran an article today discussing the contradiction about how workers have found jobs making 100k, but because the cost of housing has climbed so much at the same time, many […]

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Bakken Housing Crunch Continues in Williston N.D.

October 22, 2011

There have been a couple of articles this week about the owner of a Williston Motel increasing her rents very substantially which resulted in a lot of upset tenants and their families facing up to 50% rent increases.  There is no doubt the “boom town” mentality is most prevalent in Williston the current center of […]

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