The Red Cliff Chippewa Housing Authority (RCCHA) was recently awarded a 2016 allocation of $850,000 in Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs) from the Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority for its fifth LIHTC project, Red Cliff Rehab II.
The project will rehabilitate 38 housing units, a mix of duplexes and single-family detached homes. It is the second phase of a larger project that is rehabilitating homes in three neighborhoods on the Red Cliff Reservation. The first phase, Red Cliff Rehab I, was completed in 2015.
Travois Design & Construction Services is the project architect. Renovations will include the replacement of cabinets, kitchen appliances, doors and windows. The project will also provide new insulation and repairs and replacement of roofing. All of the homes will have central air conditioning and in-unit washer and dryer appliances.
All of the units are targeted to households with annual incomes up to 60 percent of Area Median Income (AMI). Nine of the units will be set aside for residents with permanent development, physical, sensory, medical or mental health disabilities. The tribe’s Human Services Division, Family Services Division, Health Division and Veterans Division will provide supportive services to the units.
The project will also rehab a community services building that houses the RCCHA office. As a part of the community facility’s rehabilitation, RCCHA will expand the size of the facility to include community space for residents, reorganize the space to make it a more effective leasing facility, and increase the facility’s energy efficiency. The new community space will give residents a space for social gatherings and foster community pride.
Last but not least, the project is near the Bay Rural Transit system so residents will have access to public transportation — a great location!