Picture coming together at San Carlos

This photo shows San Carlos Apache’s new construction project, Tulapai Flats. It is part of the San Carlos Housing Authority’s sixth Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) project.

I took this photo in May during my monthly work-in-place inspection. With all of the progress, I wanted to get a photo of the full project – check out the solar panels on each house!

I snapped this photo from a small cliff southeast of the project that a church sits on – it was the perfect location to capture the full project. Tulapai Flats is located in the largest community on the San Carlos Apache Reservation.  The 16-unit housing development is located just south, and across Aravaipa Road, from the Gilson Wash, a dry creek bed that fills with water during heavy rain.

Construction began in October 2012 and is scheduled to be complete this month. The bulk of the construction took place during the milder winter months. I was fortunate to avoid the dog days of a brutal Arizona summer.

The construction process has been smooth and fast-paced. This is a credit to the San Carlos Housing Authority, the general contractor, Native Nations, and their subcontractors.  I am looking forward to seeing the finished product!

San Carlos #6 also includes a 25-unit rehabilitation project and a community center to be complete later this year.