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.”