Construction complete on Cherokee Nation’s eight new efficiency homes for elders

Construction complete on Cherokee Nation’s eight new efficiency homes for elders
Construction complete on Cherokee Nation’s eight new efficiency homes for elders

From left: Cherokee Nation Deputy Chief Bryan Warner, Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and District 1 Tribal Councilor Rex Jordan recently toured one of the Cherokee Nation’s new income-based efficiency homes for elders in the Shade Addition in Hulbert. One of eight new efficiency homes in the Shade Addition. HULBERT – Construction on the Cherokee Nation’s eight new efficiency homes in Hulbert was recently completed, and the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation continues to take applications for future tenants.

Construction on the houses began in November 2019. Located inside the Shade Addition, the efficiency homes will be used as income-based rental units for Cherokee Nation elders.

“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.”

The new Shade Addition includes eight one-bedroom units. Each accessible unit is 720 square feet.

“I applaud the administration and the Housing Authority for taking an innovative approach to housing needs, and I am excited to see this project completed for the Hulbert community,” said District 1 Tribal Councilor Rex Jordan. “We are always looking for new ways to provide housing for our elders. The hard work of our Housing Authority will be appreciated for years to come by the Cherokees who will live in this […]

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