Meeting happy residents and seeing beautiful homes: Karuk Homes #1

After seeing how much work and time is spent during the development and design process, it is amazing to see finished homes in person and meet the families who live in them.

A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to visit the Karuk Tribe in Yreka, CA, for a professional photo shoot of the residents in their newly completed homes! Karuk Homes #1 is the Karuk Tribe Housing Authority’s (KTHA) first Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) development.

The tribe and housing authority staff’s hard work and dedication is evident in these finished homes. We are excited to share the final photos with everyone!

Travois Design provided architectural design services for the 30 single-family units project and also for the Karuk Family Services Building. The entire Travois team – from development to design to compliance and asset management – is very honored to help the housing authority with this development.

As I toured the completed units with Ann Escobar, KTHA assistant director/operations manager, Elizabeth Bentley and Rita Thom, KTHA tenant relations officers (TRO), we spoke with residents, and their comments warmed my heart.

“This is a wonderful home for our kids to grow up in,” said Sarah and Paul (pictured above), Karuk Homes residents. “It’s a good place for the kids to run around.”

It was enjoyable to see the positive and meaningful interactions between KTHA staff and residents.

“Helping families start from apartments to home ownership is a very rewarding part of my job,” said Elizabeth Bentley, KTHA TRO. “Seeing families so happy on move-in day is very rewarding.”

“This home means so much to my little family,” said Rochell (pictured above), Karuk Homes resident. “It’s where love is eternal, memories are created, friends are always welcome and family is forever.”

Thank you to the wonderful families who allowed us into their homes and shared their stories with us. Also, thank you to Karuk Tribe Housing Authority for coordinating such a successful photo shoot!