According to Crow Tribe Chairman Darrin Old Coyote, there are more than 1,000 veterans in Big Horn County. Of those, two-thirds are from the Crow Reservation.
Financing for the complex comes from the Affordable Housing Program through the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle and the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act.
It is the first development to receive Low-Income Housing Tax Credits on Crow Nation land. There was also a $2.5 million allocation awarded by the Montana Board of Housing and syndicated by Enterprise Community Investment, Inc.
"I want to thank the Montana Board of Housing for this tax credit project that came into reality for us and we are looking at another project to add more housing for our people," Old Coyote said.
The complex will feature E-Star appliances, low-water plumbing and energy-efficient heating and cooling.