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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Recent highlights

Travois Tribal Scholarship Program Helps Ten Native American Students Achieve Their Dreams

American Indian College Fund, April 27, 2022

Excerpt: “The Travois Tribal Scholarship Program provided financial support for eight students pursuing careers in affordable housing and economic development and two students pursuing an arts degree.”

Travois earns rare B-Corp status 

Startland News, July 9, 2019

Excerpt: “Obtaining one of the world’s top scores as a Certified B Corporation is just the beginning for Kansas City-cultivated Travois.”

Housing for Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation

Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits, May 2019

Excerpt: “Tucked in the northwest corner of California, the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation is expanding its footprint — and a 21-home development funded with equity from Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs) and renewable energy investment tax credits (ITCs) plays a key role. Those homes will ultimately be owned by tribal members.”

Investing in basics to spur innovation

Future of Living Podcast, March 7, 2019

Future of Living is a podcast that explores how people connect to the places they live with technology. The podcast series dives into the latest smart living technologies, trends affecting the spaces and places that make up smart cities, and new ways for managing life as more things get connected. In this podcast, CEO Elizabeth Glynn and host Blake Miller discuss infrastructure in Indian Country, bringing broadband to Alaska Native communities, and potential opportunities for real estate investors, developers, tech companies and more.

Travois CEO: A winning culture brings a winning business

Kansas City Business Journal, Nov. 26, 2018

Excerpt: “Kansas City-based Travois has built a winning culture, most recently evidenced in its When Work Works Award. The honor recognizes employers with exemplary workplace practices such as work-life fit policies and flexible scheduling. Results from employee surveys comprised two-thirds of the winning score. Travois was the only Missouri business recognized.”

Development highlights communal living on New Mexico’s Pueblo of Acoma

Affordable Housing Finance, Sept. 24, 2018

Excerpt: “PAHA [Pueblo of Acoma Housing Authority] teamed with Travois, a firm focused exclusively on promoting housing and economic development for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities, and Travois Design, to create a development that fit in culturally and reflected the pueblo’s history.”

Travois honors industry “superheroes” of affordable housing & economic development in Indian Country

Native News Online, June 3, 2018

American Indian Art joins Crossroads First Fridays

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.”

How a private company is bringing affordable housing to Indian Country

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…”

Broadband access narrows digital divide in rural Alaska

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.’”

AHF showcases industry’s rising stars

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.

How California is leading the way in affordable housing on tribal lands

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.

We need to have a ‘white privilege’ conversation

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.”

Travois donates tipi to tribal college

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.

Cankdeska Cikana Community College receives tipi for cultural learning opportunities

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.”

Travois: Consulting on more than investor equity

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.

Native American communities explore new territory

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.

Financial wrangler

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.

Further back

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, 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 OnThinking 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