Wheatland Electric Cooperative Inc., is providing $5,000 to Great Bend Economic Development to assist with a local housing study.
As a member-owned cooperative, Wheatland Electric is guided by several cooperative principles, including concern for community, according to a company news release. This principle encourages us to work toward the sustainable development of the communities we serve. The housing assessment, which will be completed by RDG Planning & Design, a national firm, is designed to encourage affordable, safe housing in the Great Bend community.
The study, which will cost approximately $10,000 total, will take at least 60-90 days to complete, according to Sara Hayden, president of Great Bend Economic Development. The City of Great Bend is covering the remaining $5,000 cost of the housing assessment, which is set to begin in late February or early March.