Arizona tribe to develop affordable housing for its members

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TUCSON, Arizona – A Native American tribe in southern Arizona plans to begin construction of an affordable housing complex for its members.

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe is using a low-income housing tax credit from the Arizona Department of Housing to help secure $ 8.3 million in private investment. This will primarily fund the $ 9.6 million development of 27 townhouses on the Tucson Reservation in the tribe’s southwest.

The development is expected to be completed by fall 2023, tribe housing director Keith Gregory told the Arizona Daily Star. Up to 200 workers will be employed on the project.

The new townhouses are the second phase of a planned subdivision that was launched a year ago. The first phase containing 50 single-family dwellings is expected to be completed by October, Gregory said.

The new development is the tribe’s eighth low-income housing tax credit project. It will include three four-bedroom townhouses and 24 three- and two-bedroom townhouses.

As part of the tax credit compliance period, the units are rented for 15 years, and then families have the option of purchasing the house.

The tribe manages nearly 700 homes but still has 1,100 members on the waiting list.

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