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By Max Erikson

Good housing and upkeep is hard to find


January 24, 2018

For those who have lived in Goldendale many years or have recently moved here, it is common knowledge that Goldendale has an available-housing crisis, making it challenging for people and families to find affordable or quality domiciles.

Construction of new homes in the area has been limited for many years, and the lack of development of new housing units, particularly apartment complexes, has created a housing shortage for residents who can’t or don’t want to purchase a home.

Currently, about 50 percent of Goldendale residents are renting in the area. With a limited amount of available housing, renters generally are at the proclivity of landlords to determine a fair price for the ren...

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