PROVIDING FAMILIES AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Cherokee Nation is building homes for Cherokee families for the first time in more than a decade. Along with the new home construction program, the tribe offers housing rehabilitation, mortgage and rental assistance. The tribe is also building neighborhoods in West Siloam Springs and Roland, where families will receive safe, affordable housing. The homes are similar to the one built for the Ward family in Muskogee County.

“I’m glad they started this program again,” said David Ward, a Cherokee Nation citizen, shortly before he and his wife, Heather, moved with their four children into a Cherokee Nation-built home in Warner. “It’s a great opportunity for us to become homeowners. I’m from here, and I’m glad to be able to raise my kids in a small town. I hope to leave the house to one of them and have it passed down.”


Direct
Output
Employment
Income
CN Direct Contribution
$47,358,167
361
$18,214,952
CN Vendor Purchases
$18,656,789
 
 
Indirect
 
 
 
CN Vendor Response
$7,087,151
267
$8,302,364
Induced
 
 
 
CN/Vendor Employee Spending
$9,021,956
85
$3,019,967

TOTAL

$82,124,063
713
$29,537,284
Muskogee County enjoys a strong Cherokee Nation presence. Cherokee Nation directly accounts for more than $47 million in countyproduced goods and services while purchasing another $18.6 million from local vendors. The Cherokee Nation’s presence in Muskogee County generates a total economic impact that supports $82 million in local production, 713 jobs and $29.5 million in local labor income payments.

Note that in all economic impact tables, column values may not total due to rounding.