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Recent ISO Survey Resulted in Saving Tax Payers Money in Dickson County

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County government has released a statement to the press stating that the Dickson County residents in the area could see a reduction in their homeowner’s insurance served by the new county fire station on West Iron Hill Road. So now the the Dickson County Emergency Management Agency has made a request to the Insurance Services Office to conduct a survey of the station which was constructed at 2241 West Iron Hill Road.

Alex Shubert, who works with the U.S. Census Bureau’s National Processing Center, has written a letter stating that the ISO survey has resulted in the rating for the area improving from 9/10 to 6/6X. He said that the homeowners in the affected area need to contact their insurance providers to let them know of the new ISO rating as most of he insurance companies use the ISO ratings as one of the factors in finalizing the coverage premiums. This significant improvement could thus mean reduced premiums for them.

According to the home insurance expert, KJ VanDerwerken, the equipment insurance Services Office was added to better the fire and emergency medical service. The Dickson County Mayor Bob Rial has said that the reduced ISO rating was intended to lower insurance premiums for residents in the service area. Rial said that the county’s investment in the new fire station would mean tax payers save more money and while doing so save lives and property. It is a two way win.

County EMA Director Rob Fisher has said that this is a big achievement for DCEMA/Fire in such a short time as this will improve public safety. The recent classification system has now rated the homes within five road miles of the station with access to a fire hydrant in the first number and the same homes without access to a fire hydrant in the second number.

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Rural America needs help with Affordable Housing

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America has been facing the issue of affordable housing in major cities and fast-growing urban areas for so many years now, that we almost take it for granted. But what we did not see coming, as a nation, was the same problem sprouting in rural America. This is what is going on, right now, as people from all financial spectrums struggle to find a house that they can afford. Here is why and which solutions should be looked at.

Not enough Jobs, Education and Health Care Availability

What explains housing difficulties is the same as in all other economic sectors: The offer is not sufficient for the demand. And why is that, in rural America? The answer is simple: There are not enough jobs to be handed out in these parts. Also, the children lack sufficient education, and the people are not provided with good health care facilities. Therefore, you don’t find contractors that want to build more homes to invest in the future, in these regions, even though there are more people living there, every year.

Also, most of the houses that exist need to be renovated. They require new facade systems, in order to become more energy efficient. The people that live in these parts, barely make enough to make ends meet, and they have to pay higher energy bills, simply because they can’t afford new aluminium windows and doors, that would greatly reduce their costs. New sustainable materials need to be added outside their walls, to protect their home from high or low temperatures outside. But instead, they are simply fighting each other to find a house that they can live in, at an inflated price, and that won’t even provide them sufficient protection in the warmest and coolest months of the year.

Public Investment is required to start the Process

Money is at the core of the problem. To built more houses, or to renovate the ones that already exist in rural America, a large investment will need to be made. Since it is clear that private owners are scared to enter into this rebuilding of the land by themselves, the different levels of governments need to envision new help plans that will make all this possible. But it isn’t the only investment they must make.

Today, wages are not growing as fast as they were before. We find ourselves in uncertain times, thanks to the COVID-19 crisis and the current war going on in Ukraine. Having a larger part of the population to buy a house, is simply impossible in view of these issues. And yet, this is exactly what rural America needs. Therefore, young adults need to be helped, in some ways, in order to create a larger group of potential home buyers. This will help kick-start the market of housing in rural America, which hopefully will create a dynamic that will continue on, with wealthier individuals investing in construction, in these areas.

Affordable housing has become a necessity in rural America. Otherwise, small towns will continue to disappear. This is not a long-term solution for a growing America, that wants to lead by example.

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