The Colville Indian Housing Authority recently hosted a grand opening for its third Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) project. The project, named Eagle Nest, is located in Omak, WA, and consists of 12 single-family homes and four duplexes, reserved for tribal elders, and a community center.
Everyone in attendance was happy to celebrate the completion of the project. Key people involved with the project took time to speak and told the audience about what the project meant to them.
Greg Bland, our environmental services director, was involved with the early stages of the project – when the project site was a field – and was honored to speak to the group about Travois’ involvement and congratulate everyone on a job well done.
The weather was beautiful and allowed for tours of the finished homes. The homes are a mix of two-, three-, and four-bedroom homes that are handicap accessible and include energy-efficient features.
The celebration ended with a drum song, a prayer and applause for all of the housings staff’s hard work. On top of everything else, the housing staff found the time to make their own decorations for the grand opening!