Every community deals with taxes, but rural economies may struggle more than others.
Hayes Center is an ag–based community, and with about 200 people living there, taxes can be a huge issue.
Officials have to prioritize and be careful when dividing money, especially while maintaining infrastructure. Adding more homes in a community like this not only brings in people, but it gives the economy a boost, even if it's just a little.
"There's property that didn't have that much of a tax base on it," said village board chair Terry Wortman. "Now of course there's more of a tax base on the property so that all helps our tax base."
Officials say that the housing is filling a need for the community, and plenty of people to rent to.