The Eastern Shoshone Housing Authority (ESHA) received an award of $270,127 in LIHTCs from the Wyoming Community Development Authority (WCDA) in 2014. With the tax credit equity generated from these LIHTCs, the housing authority revitalized Tigee Village, an existing subdivision in Fort Washakie originally constructed in 1968.
Due the age of the units, the poor internal functionality and the very poor outward efficiency, the architect determined demolition and reconstruction was the most cost effective way to deliver units. Demolition occurred in 2014.
The 20 newly constructed units were built on the same footprint where the previous units were located. All units remain part of the Eastern Shoshone Housing Authority’s Current Assisted Stock (CAS).
At the time of the award, Brian Mann, ESHA’s assistant executive director said: “We are very excited to get this project going to not only provide housing but hope for the community. This is just the phase one in ESHA’s plans for the future.”
The newly constructed units include a mix of duplexes and fourplexes, with four one-bedroom homes; four two-bedroom homes; eight three-bedroom homes; and four three-bedroom homes that are handicap accessible. All 20 households are income restricted to 40% Area Median Income.
The new homes are designed to withstand Wyoming’s harsh climate and provide affordable, comfortable homes for tribal members. The project’s units are located in a cul-de-sac that also needed extensive redevelopment including paved parking, curbs and gutters, development of a central green space area, walking paths and sidewalks connecting the residents to each other and common amenities. A new community amenity constructed on an used portion of the site is a central feature of the Tigee Village redevelopment effort.
RBC Capital Markets is the investor for this project.
Travois Design & Construction Services monitored the construction phase for this project.
The first four photos in the gallery are courtesy of Medvolt.
Other project news:
- Ending an 8-year tax credit drought on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming
- Closing out the year with client good news
- Native Organization: Eastern Shoshone Housing Authority
- Asset Management Client
- Environmental Services Client
- Design and Construction Features
- Date Closed with Investor: 2015
- Date Completed:
- Development Type: New Construction
- Project Status: Complete
- Total Homes: 20
- Total Project Cost: $5,035,034
- Total Investor Equity: $2,306,823
- Total Grant Money: $526,940