Celebrating new homes in the rain

The Karuk Tribe Housing Authority (KTHA) held a groundbreaking last month for its first Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) project, and I was one of many to celebrate. Despite the rain — lots of rain — we successfully marked the start of this exciting project after the rain held off for us for a few hours!

Along with housing staff, tribal board members, California state representatives and project partners, community members joined in support of the project that will provide 30 new single-family homes for low-income families on Karuk Tribal Trust Land in Yreka, CA.

Ground Breaking

Erin Hillman, KTHA executive director, led the ceremony and thanked all of the project partners involved and expressed her excitement for her community and the new homes.

With KTHA, our Travois design and construction services team developed the architectural designs for the three-, four- and five-bedroom units, two community gardens and two new playgrounds.

The open plan homes are focused around family gathering spaces and include a mud/utility room, at least two bathrooms, plenty of storage space, attached carports, and will follow the GreenPoint Rated program for healthy and energy-efficient homes in California. Read more about Karuk’s project on our website.

Congratulations to the Karuk Tribe Housing Authority — let the construction begin!

Here are a few photos from the event.

The ceremony was also covered by local newspaper Siskiyou Daily News. Read the article here.