Construction complete on Cherokee Nation’s 8 efficiency homes for elders

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One of eight new efficiency homes in the Shade Addition for Cherokee elders. COURTESY Deputy Chief Bryan Warner, Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Dist. 1 Tribal Councilor Rex Jordan tour one of the Cherokee Nation’s new income-based efficiency homes for elders in the Shade Addition in Hulbert. COURTESY One of eight new efficiency homes in the Shade Addition for Cherokee elders. COURTESY Deputy Chief Bryan Warner, Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Dist. 1 Tribal Councilor Rex Jordan tour one of the Cherokee Nation’s new income-based efficiency homes for elders in the Shade Addition in Hulbert. COURTESY

HULBERT – With construction recently finished, eight single-efficiency detached residences are being offered by the Cherokee Nation to eligible tenants, and applications are being accepted.

Sited in the Shade Addition, the houses will be rental units for tribal elders meeting income guidelines. Construction on the homes began in November.

“In times like these, it is important that our Cherokee Nation elders have a place they can call home,” said Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. “Programs like these ensure that we provide housing so our most vulnerable citizens can continue to social distance. This is the type of innovative approach to housing that we need across all of Cherokee Nation.”

Each of the units is one-bedroom, accessible and covers 720 square feet with a living area, kitchen and bathroom. Parks, the post office and the senior citizens center are short walks from the addition.

“I applaud the administration and the Housing Authority (of the […]

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