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Idaho’s affordable housing situation is ‘dire’

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In Idaho, the need for more housing is dire, especially affordable housing.

According to one group, Idaho has a shortage of over 24,000 affordable rental units. And they say housing insecurity can lead to depression, anxiety, and a greater chance of COVID-19. It's also creating a shortage of doctors and nurses.

Reporter Kelcie Moseley-Morris with the Idaho Capital Sun joined Idaho Matters to tell us more.

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