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1 Chief Little Priest Apartments Winnebago, Nebraska Presented by: Brent Williams, Excel Development Group and Patricia Sheridan, Ho-Chunk Community Development Corporation (HCCDC)

2 Background Winnebago is located in the northwest corner of Nebraska, and is home to the Winnebago Indians. Winnebago did not have a town center In 2002, Ho-Chunk, Inc. and HCCDC purchased 43 acres to create Ho-Chunk Village $20 million mixed use development Civic, commercial and residential uses Pedestrian Friendly Town Center Located north of Winnebago

3 Planning In 2003, a Charrette was held for input of stakeholders, including tribal leaders, village officials, and others Created the Winnebago Village Center Plan 48,000 sq. ft. of public and service space 120,000 sq. ft. for commercial development 110 housing units In 2006, the Winnebago Tribe community- wide planning process confirmed the need for affordable housing and apartments

4 Chief Little Priest Apartments On December 15, 2006, the Winnebago Housing & Development Commission conducted a community wide Survey on Housing concerns & issues. A total of 99 completed surveys were returned that sparked the concept of constructing new development on the Winnebago Reservation that would not only provide housing, but also the retail and urbanism within the Village of Winnebago, that is located on Hwy 77/75, a major corridor between Sioux City, IA to Omaha & Lincoln, Nebraska.

5 Chief Little Priest Apartments Ho Chunk, Inc partners with Ho Chunk Community Development to design an Urban like community which includes modern businesses, entrepreneurship, home ownership, and apartment living. The Little Priest Apartment became a reality based on this concept of future living in the Winnebago Community.

6 Chief Little Priest Apartments A Concept Emerges 20 family units (2-10-plexes) New Urbanism Concept – to maximize capital expenditures and land base Apartment design on.64 acres

7 Chief Little Priest Apartments Development Partners Ho-Chunk Community Development Corporation Ho-Chunk, Inc. Excel Development Group

8 Chief Little Priest Apartments Project Site On Winnebago Reservation land, but not Tribal Trust Land Fee-Simple Land Not within City limits Site Facing North

9 Chief Little Priest Apartments Funding Process NIFAs CRANE Process Applied for Tax Credits and Nebraska Affordable Housing Tax Credits Native American Housing Pre-app – Oct. 2006 Application – April 2007 Qualified Census Tract

10 Chief Little Priest Apartments May 2008 ~ Site preparation began at the future home of the Chief Little Priest Apartments June/July 2008 ~ Official commencement of on-site construction of the footings and foundations by HCI Construction, a subsidy of Ho Chunk, Inc. June 2008 ~ Dynamic Homes of Duluth, Minnesota, a subsidiary of Ho Chunk, Inc., designed, constructed and delivered sections of the pre-fabricated apartment units.

11 Chief Little Priest Apartments Project Design Each 10-plex Two floors Common laundry on each floor Covered stairs on each end Common hallway Energy efficient

12 Chief Little Priest Apartments

13 Chief Little Priest Apartments Project Design Four 1-bedroom 710 sq. ft. Twelve 2-bedroom 925 sq. ft. Four 3-bedroom 1,260 sq. ft.

14 Chief Little Priest Apartments Exterior Features Patio or porch Brick and vinyl Decorative shutters Lawn sprinklers Off street parking

15 Chief Little Priest Apartments Interconnectedness and Active Living Common green space between 10-plexes Walk-way from commercial area to residential sidewalks Playground equipment (not shown) Picnic area

16 Chief Little Priest Apartments 10-Plex Floorplan Chief Little Priest Apartments

17 Project Site Looking northwest

18 Chief Little Priest Apartments Interior Features Breakfast counter with open design Kitchen pantry Dishwasher, range, refrigerator Air-conditioned 3-BR units - 2 bathrooms All first floor units are adaptable (2 are handicap accessible)

19 Chief Little Priest Apartments Open design Breakfast counter

20 Chief Little Priest Apartments SOURCES OF FUNDS Tax Credits (QCT) $2,598,368 Trust Funds - NDED $544,699 Def Developer Fee $22,534 TOTAL $3,165,601 Construction was completed December 2008

21 Chief Little Priest Apartments Development Challenges Unusual status of the land Negative stereotypes Ex: Answering questions regarding potential tenant wear and tear Obtaining a comfort level from investors Fair Housing Act – no preferences for Winnebago Tribal Members Local politics

22 Chief Little Priest Apartments Development Strengths Strong community support and need Partners - HCCDC and HCI Village Center Plan (planning process) Qualified Census Tract NIFA and NDED Funding Midwest Housing Equity Group – willingness to invest Site with infrastructure

23 Chief Little Priest Apartments Development Strengths HCCDC contributions to site development…. Winnebago Center Plan - $100,000 (RHED and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) Water & Sewer – $63,395 (ICDBG) Streets - $73,985 (ICDBG) Parking & Alley - $116,559 (EDA & HCI) TOTAL $353,939 Land with infrastructure - purchased for $40,000

24 Chief Little Priest Apartments Property Management Speaker Patricia Sheridan, HCCDC

25 Chief Little Priest Apartments Property Management Very Affordable Rents 1-bedroom Rent - $310/mo. 2-bedroom Rent - $350/mo. 3-bedroom $390/mo. Tenant pays electric Owner pays water, sewer, garbage Owner provides maintenance, snow removal, lawn care

26 Today, Ho-Chunk Village Features….. Dollar General Store HCI Distribution HCI Construction AllNative Retail Store Woodland Trails – Art retail and learning center Sculpture Garden Single Family Homes Market Rate Apartments – 6 units above commercial Chief Little Priest Apartments – 20 affordable units Much more

27 Chief Little Priest Apartments Presented by: Brent Williams, Excel Development Group and Patricia Sheridan, Ho-Chunk Community Development Corporation (HCCDC)


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