By: Dawn Bacon – Recent Forum articles have addressed the growing need for affordable housing in our region. On Saturday, a cartoon in the Opinion section covered the issue of waiting lists. Unfortunately, this issue is not unique to Moorhead Public Housing Agency. A 2012 national survey by the Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation estimated 4.4 million waiting nationwide. Had the significant number of lists closed to new applicants been open, the number waiting would be even higher.