Housing complete just in time for back-to-school

I am happy to share the good news that construction on the Little Priest Tribal College Residential Complex is complete! Tribal college students and their young families in Winnebago, NE, now have more options for housing — and just in time for the new school year!

The LPTC Residential Complex, renamed Warrior Apartments after the school’s mascot, includes 27 new apartments, a large community room, two community laundry rooms, a playground and access to high speed internet.

Little Priest Tribal College (LPTC) is the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska’s higher education institution. This Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) project, LPTC Residential Complex, was also awarded funds through the Affordable Housing Program of the Federal Home Loan Bank system.

I worked closely with our clients before and during the construction phase. I assisted in the environmental compliance for the investor and the state of Nebraska and also visited monthly to conduct work-in-place inspections to verify construction progress. Here are a few photos of the completed apartments from my last visit. (Landscaping was next on the to-do list!)

The LPTC Residential Complex is part of a larger (and award-winning!) community development effort known as Ho-Chunk Village. This effort is to create housing and job opportunities to encourage younger members of the Winnebago Tribe to remain in the community.

I am always happy to see a project completed and new residents moved in. It’s great to know local students and their families will have more housing options while attending the college. I wish all of the new residents a great school year!

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