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Housing shortage in Dumas

"Everything's full that's rentable and it would take too long to get something built," says Karen Owens "Everything's full that's rentable and it would take too long to get something built," says Karen Owens
"It gets you know nervous but you know I have faith that I'll find something," says Fausto Vasquez "It gets you know nervous but you know I have faith that I'll find something," says Fausto Vasquez

What some call a "drastic shortage" is leaving many area home hunters in limbo.

One Dumas realtor tells NewsChannel 10 more than fifty people are on her waiting list to find a place to rent. And they have little reason to hope.

"Everything's full that's rentable and it would take too long to get something built; by then we may not need that many rentals, so we don't have investors who are looking at building something that would be ready in 4-5-6 months," says Dumas realtor Karen Owens.

That's bad news for people like Fausto Vasquez, who just arrived in town for a new job. His company has put him up in a motel for two weeks, but after that, housing will be on his dime.  "It gets you know nervous but you know I have faith that I'll find something."

A consulting firm is currently examining the housing shortage in Moore County to help Dumas and other towns figure out what to do about it.

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