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Medill News Service: Governors grapple with housing woes felt throughout nation

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Electricians finish a room at Canal Crossing, a luxury apartment community consisting of 393 rental units near the university city of New Haven on August 2, 2017 in Hamden, Connecticut.

WASHINGTON — From Vermont to California, governors and housing associations agree Americans in rural and urban areas are facing a housing affordability crisis.

While governors did not hold a formal discussion on housing challenges during the National Governors Association annual winter meeting, they agreed residents are feeling the sting of rising rent and housing costs because the country is not building enough homes.

Democratic Gov. Tim Walz of Minnesota said his residents are having issues at all price levels and it’s affecting young families.

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