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Panel proposes $5M for housing

CASPER — Urged to do something about the state’s lagging housing stock, a legislative committee voted last Tuesday to set aside $5 million for a new infrastructure grant. 

The grant, which would be funded by Wyoming’s remaining American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) relief money, is a kind of counter-offer to one of Gov. Mark Gordon’s December budget proposals. 

In a letter to the Joint Appropriations Committee, Gordon originally asked for $15 million in relief money for unmet housing needs. 

The plan, at the time, was to use the funds to create a grant for low- and middle-income housin...

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