Since beginning our work in 1995, Travois has been honored that a wide range of publications have highlighted our unique business model and our clients’ innovative developments in American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities.
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Travois honors industry “superheroes” of affordable housing & economic development in Indian Country
Native News Online, June 3, 2018
KC Studio magazine, May/June 2018
Excerpt: “With a solid collection in place, growing art appreciation among the staff, and a widening network of Native artists, Travois was prepared to enter the First Friday fray with their juried exhibition series.”
High Country News, February 5, 2018
Excerpt: “In recent years, affordable housing creation in Indian Country has been languishing due to the decreased buying power of tribes’ federal housing assistance. But one company is helping alleviate some of those woes for people like Abono and her family. One for-profit consultant — Travois, based in Kansas City, Missouri — has helped build more than 5,000 homes on tribal homelands, most of them in 17 states in the West…”
Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits, September 8, 2017
Excerpt: “Serving a relatively small population in a high-construction cost area was made possible through a private-public partnership. ‘There’s a clear financial gap in every one of these phases,’ said Phil Glynn, president of Travois. … ‘The New Markets Tax Credits provide the capital that allows GCI to meet their minimum return on investment requirements and extend their services to these communities.’”
Affordable Housing Finance, August 29, 2017
Affordable Housing Finance magazine annually recognizes professionals under the age of 40 who are playing vital roles in creating and preserving affordable housing across the country. Travois CEO Elizabeth Glynn is one of six people named to this prestigious group of 2017 Young Leaders.
Southern California Public Radio, July 17, 2017
From the program’s start in 1986 until 2014, no Low Income Housing Tax Credits were awarded in California to any developments on reservations or rancherias in the state. Travois CEO Elizabeth Glynn said: ”The way that affordable housing is built most effectively across the United States is by using the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program.” That changed in 2014 when the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee set aside tax credits for tribal needs, and now at least five developments on tribal lands have been funded.
Kansas City Star, April 26, 2017
Along with some of Kansas City’s strongest institutions, Travois was proud to support the White Privilege Conference, an annual conference that examines challenging concepts of privilege and oppression and offers solutions and team building strategies. Travois President Phil Glynn said in his commentary that he believes “society’s big problems result from the systems society has chosen to put (or allow to remain) in place.”
Indian Country Today, February 2, 2017
Travois, together with the American Indian College Fund, donated a tipi to the Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC) in Fort Totten, ND. Dr. Cynthia Lindquist, president of CCCC, said: “The tipi will contribute to art, culture, history, and all our programs of study toward the development and success of our students.” The artists who painted the tipi, Ryan RedCorn and Bobby Wilson, had previously created a mural at the Travois headquarters.
Tribal College Journal, January 26, 2017
Excerpt: “Higher education institutions take great pride in their historic structures that hold significance. At Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC) that structure happens to be a tipi.”
Tribal Business Journal, January 2016
Travois has made over a $1 billion impact across 21 states and 196 projects, working exclusively with American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities.
Affordable Housing Finance, January 9, 2017
The article highlights housing developments on the Santo Domingo Pueblo and Sokaogon Supportive Residences near Crandon, WI. Both are examples of how tribes can creatively use their resources to serve their community. Travois CEO Elizabeth Glynn is quoted.
Wake Forest Magazine, Spring 2015
While working as a community reinvestment manager for the Federal Reserve, David Bland had an epiphany that led to him founding Travois.
Red Lake Reservation Housing Authority named project team of the year, Bemidji Pioneer, May 28, 2017
Ho-Chunk’s Morgan named economic development ‘superhero’, Sioux City Journal, May 22, 2017
People on the Move – Eva Kathleen Schulte joins Travois:, Affordable Housing Finance, May 22, 2017
Business leader for $15: In conversation with Travois’ Phil Glynn, www.cco.org, May 17, 2017
Acoma’s new housing project, Cibola Beacon, January 4, 2017
Travois gets $50 million in New Markets Tax Credits for Indian Country development projects, Indian Country Today, November 28, 2016
$6 million project revitalizes Bad River housing stock, Ashland Daily Press, June 2, 2016
New center gives Pascua Yaqui Tribe ‘Our Heart’, Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits, July 2015
Travois celebrates 20 years of service and $1 billion impact in Native communities, Native Times, February 19, 2015
Cool KC workspaces: Travois’ dog-friendly attitude, day care, Kansas City Business Journal, September 12, 2014
Consulting firm raises millions in grant funds for American Indian housing, Indian Country Today, March 16, 2009
Something to Build On, Thinking Bigger Business, July 2014
My View, Washington State Housing Finance Commission, July 2014
Dealmakers, Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits, May 2014
Travois honored, Boulevard Brewing wins Small Business of the Year from Greater Kansas City Chamber, Kansas City Business Journal, May, 23, 2012
Two KC businesses build largest solar canopy in area, KCUR, April 18, 2012
Health & Wellness Center opens on Little Big Horn College Campus, Billings Gazette, October 31, 2011
Education and home ownership: Hand in hand, Realtor Magazine Blog, May 13, 2011
People power, Perspectives, Spring 2010
25 Under 25 Awards: Class of 2010, Thinking Bigger Business
Beyond beauty, reservations hold promise of economic sustainability, Tribal College Journal, November 15, 2009
Travois Holdings sets up new home in Kansas City, Kansas City Business Journal, September 27, 2009