Rural Communities Try to Add Housing


Sometimes housing can come at a premium for someone moving into town, especially in small rural communities.

The village of Hayes Center is always trying to improve the number of rentals and housing in town.

Right now there are a handful of rentals and a couple more houses for sale, but officials say community involvement certainly helps.

"We have a gentleman that's come in, he's bought some property, he's putting more rental units all the time," said Hayes Center Village Chair Terry Wortman. "And there's a few houses for sale and I'm sure some rentals are for sale if they get the right prices for them."

Wortman adds that actions like tearing down rundown properties can help out the community.