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Reuters Photo Williston is home to rising rent prices, as seen in this sign here Feb. 10. City government has to find a way to cover $1.5 million in employee housing.

City of Williston struggles with worker housing costs: Commission looks to cover $1.5 million for employees

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WILLISTON — The city of Williston is struggling to afford an increased cost of subsidizing employee housing while finding ways to pay for projects without state assistance.

On Tuesday, City Auditor John Kautzman said the funds needed to retain employees has increased and new options must be sought.

“As long as we’re identified as the highest rent community in the state, this will continue,” Kautzman said.

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