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are the reason they did not return. 15, calling the new regulations a "great relief. 2016.Mario Tama—Getty ImagesWorldZika Afflicts an Already Weak BrazilIan BremmerFeb 11 2016Just when it seemed things couldn’t get worse for economically suffering Brazil there is now serious talk that the Zika virus may cancel the Summer Olympic Games scheduled for August Dozens of cities across the country have already canceled Carnival celebrations and the US Olympic Committee has warned athletes and staff to consider skipping the Rio Games Zika threatens public health tourism revenue and the country’s prestigeA slowing economy is already inflicting pain on Brazil’s people Inflation surged to 1067% in 2015 its highest point in 13 years Unemployment is on the rise Per capita income has fallen by more than one-third since 2011 Brazil isn’t in a recession–it’s in a free fall GDP growth fell from 75% in 2010 to –38% in 2015 In January commuters in So Paulo hit the streets to denounce higher bus fares a worrisome repeat of spontaneous protests that swelled to more than 1 million people across the country in 2013 Even without Zika protests might have turned the Olympics into the wrong kind of spectacleHard economic times are exacerbated by a corruption scandal that has provoked impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff and threatens leading politicians in government and the opposition The so-called Car Wash scandal began at Petrobras the country’s state-owned oil giant in March 2014 when the company’s chief of refining Paulo Roberto Costa was accused of money laundering Costa then alleged that Petrobras awarded contracts to companies that promised to divert a percentage of their value into the accounts of ruling-party members and their allies Early estimates place total bribes at nearly $3 billion Rousseff served as Brazil’s Energy Minister and as chairwoman of Petrobras during the years of alleged corruption Her opponents say if she knew about the scheme she’s dishonest–and if she didn’t know she’s incompetentTo survive the impeachment process Rousseff must depend on votes from those within her party most hostile to the market-friendly reforms that might resuscitate Brazil’s economy If she’s ousted Vice President Michel Temer who would take her place as President would face an impossible political task Rousseff’s Workers’ Party would oppose him at every turn and his own party the PMDB would have to fend off charges related to the same scandalThere is reason for optimism–eventually Political corruption has long stunted Brazil’s growth and the ability of an independent prosecutor to force a public reckoning may be exactly what the country needs But that’s a long-term hope It won’t make a measurable difference this year In the meantime Brazil badly needs a boost of confidence and the Olympics were expected to provide one Zika couldn’t have arrived at a worse timeRichard LeMay litigation director for Legal Services of North Dakota said the percentage of applications for legal assistance related to housing issues has increased from 20 percent before the current oil boom began in 2008 to about 60 percent todayEvictions in Williams and Ward counties have risen sharply based on court records LeMay said He predicted Minot will become “the next battlefield” for affordable housing as rising rents taxes and cost of living drive both renters and fixed-income homeowners out of Williston“This is not going to get better in the short term It’s going to get worse and there needs to be something done now because if we wait much longer there won’t be a lot of these people living where they have lived” he said during Wednesday’s forum organized by the nonprofit Dakota Center for Independent LivingThe forum also brought together representatives of the state’s congressional delegation Dickinson Mayor Dennis Johnson and Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner R-Dickinson to discuss efforts to address the housing crunch“We just want them to actually see a face because all of us service providers we’ve all been to meeting and conferences where we hear about the good stuff that’s going on in the state … but I don’t think the public really knows what’s going on” said Royce Schultze the nonprofit’s executive directorA national study in February by Apartment Guide found Williston had the highest average rent in the nation A search of available apartments in the city on apartmentguidecom Wednesday showed most rates ranging from about $1800 to $2000 for a one-bedroom unit to $3000 to $4500 for a three-bedroom unitBarbara Vondell until recently a Democratic candidate for state Senate District 1 in Williston said she had to withdraw from the race because the Williston trailer court where her elderly mother lives was purchased by an Arizona company that raised the lot rent from $300 to $850 per month and her mom makes $721 per month in Social Security“There’s no way she could afford it” she said Vondell said she plans to relocate her mother in April to a trailer Vondell owns in Devils Lake where the lot rent is $250 per month“And that’s where we’ll be” she said “But there are so many stories like hers”Several challenges stand in the way of developing affordable housing including the rising costs of construction material and labor developers’ need for a return on investment and the fact it costs the same to develop as market-rate housing said Jennifer Henderson director of planning and housing development at the North Dakota Housing Finance AgencyAffordable housing is defined as costing no more than 30 percent of a household’s gross income Based on North Dakota’s median household income of $53585 the average North Dakotan can afford to spend $1340 per month for housing costs according to the NDHFAPrograms such as North Dakota’s Housing Incentive Fund — which saw $354 million in tax credits committed to projects in just six months this year — have helped address the shortage of affordable housing but the need remains Henderson said“The statewide need for affordable housing is going to increase” she saidNorth Dakota will need 15870 more housing units by next year – 12431 of them in oil-impacted areas – based on projections that the state’s population will increase from an estimated 723393 last year to about 750000 in 2015 she saidHousing construction has surged with North Dakota’s strong economy and population growth From 2010 to 2013 the number of residential housing units permitted jumped by 174 percent from 3833 units to 10532 unitsThe number of those units considered to be affordable housing increased by about the same percentage from 179 to 489 All but 23 of the 489 units were in oil-impacted areasBut unlike the rest of the state which saw overall growth in housing permits last year the number of permitted units in oil-impacted areas dropped from 5591 to 4482“In my view demand isn’t declining” Dickinson Mayor Dennis Johnson said “What is happening is cities like ours are having to say to developers ‘You can’t go just yet You have to wait until infrastructure catches up to you’ ”Tana Johnson a case manager for homeless people in the Dickinson area said media across the country have done a poor job of portraying North Dakota focusing mostly on the plentiful jobs and moneymaking opportunities“You can come here you can work but to find a place to live Good luck” she said adding the waiting list for low-income housing is six to 12 monthsThere were some affordable housing success stories told Wednesday Blake Strehlow director of the Stark County Housing Authority said support from city county state and federal entities made possible a 55-and-older project in Dickinson that will open with 43 units Oct 1 with rents starting at $350 per month and $730 per month for a two-bedroom unit“It’s cooperation of many different agencies that are making this happen” he said"I was really scared that happened in Fargo And the fact that it’s still unsolved it just baffles me" Ingersoll 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