Affordable Housing Remains an Issue

Affordable, or attainable housing as it is often referred to as, continues to be an issue in Sheridan and Sheridan County. During a recent interview on our news talk show Public Pulse, Sheridan County Commissioner Terry Cram said the area remains short on affordable housing and they are constantly trying to address the issue.

Terry Cram

Commissioner Christi Haswell offered her thoughts on the housing issue.

Christi Haswell

To hear more from the interview with Commissioners Cram and Haswell, you can click here: Thursday, 12-17-20 – Sheridan Media

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Dean Seever
3 months ago

One of the big problems is landlords. If landlords actually provided housing there would not be a housing shortage. Landlords restrict access to housing. There are literally people in our community who refuse families in need of housing so that they can have CATS living in those houses! Yes, Sheridan has a housing problem, but we also have a greedy people problem that makes it worse.

Paul Huson
3 months ago
Reply to  Dean Seever

Landlords make a substantial investment in the property and have the right to decide who lives there and who doesn’t. If a person has a reputation of trashing rentals, it is their own fault they can’t find a place to live. And it is expensive maintaining property and paying the taxes. Some people need to rejoin society and change the way they live.

Dean Seever
3 months ago
Reply to  Paul Huson

More often than not it is a bank that is making a substantial investment in a property. And an investment is a gamble, it is entitled to think that you are owed a profit from every investment. You can save money on property maintenance and taxes by owning your own property, instead of paying somebody else for the privilege of living in a house that they greedily own but don’t need. We want people to be self sufficient and make wise spending choices, don’t we? Landlords get money for doing nothing but restricting access to housing. If housing were more available they make less money. The people that need to rejoin society are the ones who are addicted to a non-productive non-work lifestyle who will gladly hoard land to maintain that lifestyle.

edward capp
3 months ago
Reply to  Dean Seever

Landlords purchase the property, therefore own it, and can decide to do whatever they want with it. Why don’t YOU buy some property, build apartments, and accept any and all families that need housing. When you get this accomplished, come back and give an educated opinion.

Dean Seever
3 months ago
Reply to  edward capp

Have you ever joined in the middle of a Monopoly game when all of the property and money is already controlled by a couple of players? You might remark that the game is essentially concluded and that there isn’t any way for you to acquire property to actually compete in the game. Then the other players might say something completely ignorant and dismissive of reality like, “Why don’t YOU buy some property? When you accomplish what these players have come back and give an educated opinion!” It was as if they couldn’t be bothered to hear a thing you said in the first place.