Rapid City has a new housing development in the works that will provide five affordable new homes.
It’s a city hall experiment that allows higher density in a neighborhood, which in turn drives down the price of each house.
Over the past few years, the cost of housing has risen faster than wages.
Robert Graham is standing on the lot where his new home is going up.
The 51 year old spent more than a decade in the marines during the Gulf War. He recently decided it was time to buy a house, but it was harder than he thought.