Choctaw Nation opens rental homes in Calera

Choctaw Nation
Kelsey Brown

CALERA  – The Choctaw Nation established a neighborhood of Affordable Rental homes in Calera on Tuesday.

Residents of the community, local civic representatives and tribal leaders came together to celebrate the new housing in Bryan County with a ribbon-cutting opening a new street, Luksi Bolukta “Turtle Circle.”

“This is a place that will be home for you, a place to be able to provide growth and prosperity,” said Chief Gary Batton to the new tenants.

Each of the 10 all-electric homes are approximately 1,200 square feet. All have three bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms, and include new electric appliances, granite countertops and stained concrete flooring.

The opening of the Calera location completed 60 out of 150 rental units committed to be built across southeast Oklahoma in 2019 and 2020. The Choctaw Nation has assisted nearly 5,000 families through its Housing Authority and continues to allocate more budget dollars to the program.

“Our tribe works together, and when you have a Chief and Council that are able to work together, you can get things done and continue the growth of housing and create more jobs,” Choctaw Tribal Councilman for District 9 James Dry said.

For additional information, contact the Choctaw Housing Authority in Hugo, 800-235-3087 or online www.choctawnation.com/affordable-rental-housing.

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