Well-deserved recognition

Karuk Homes I

Our clients accomplish amazing things every day, and it’s not often enough that their dedication and efforts are recognized. Whether it’s a news article in a local newspaper, a national award, or recognition from a state agency, we’re extremely proud that tribal housing authorities and other clients we work with are getting noticed.

The Office of Native America Programs (ONAP) for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently added four more of our clients’ projects to its list of Best Practices. Read about two projects that were recognized last year here.

These projects were recognized for using grant funds “creatively and effectively to improve the quality of life for their members.” See the entire list on the HUD ONAP website.

  • Karuk Tribe – building 30 new homes in Yreka, CA, using investor equity from the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. The project is currently under construction and is building a mix of three-, four- and five-bedroom homes. Read the summary here. A rendering of a home design created by Travois architects is shown above.
  • Pascua Yaqui Tribe – building 37 new units within the tribe’s Las Flores de Guadalupe Subdivision in Guadalupe, AZ. Read the summary here.
  • Yavapai-Apache Nation – building 38 new housing units in Camp Verde, AZ. The project is a mix of single-family homes and duplex and triplex buildings, plus a community center. Each home will have solar panels and other sustainable building features. Read the summary here.
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Elder Assisted Living Consortium – built an elder assisted living facility in rural Alaska, which was financed with New Markets Tax Credits and included sustainable features. Read the summary here.

Congratulations to all of the project teams! We are so proud to work with you!

Tribes, Tribally Designated Housing Entities, or resident organizations are encouraged to share their best practices for using Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG) and Indian Community Development Block Grants (ICDBG).

Email codetalk@hud.gov to get your project on the list!