Page 9 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter for March, 2016
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Open house, blessing of duplexes

New units on Sickman Loop help fill tribal elders’ housing needs

CHEHALIS TRIBAL On Feb. 11, the Chehalis Tribal INTERESTED
NEWSLETTER Housing Authority hosted an open IN HOUSING?
house for four new homes available
The Confederated Tribes to tribal members. The rental homes Please call
of the Chehalis Reservation, were built to fill some of the housing James at 360-
needs for elders, persons with 273-7723. There
‘People of the Sands’ disabilities and smaller households. is a wait list and
One set of duplexes are two-bedroom, other homes
Articles and opinions expressed two-bath units; the other duplex offers available.
are not necessarily the opinions one bedroom, one-bath units. The new
of this publication or the Chehalis duplexes are on the Sickman Loop Tribal members
property near the city of Oakville. tour new
Tribal Business Committee. housing on
The homes were constructed by Sickman Loop.
SUBMISSIONS the Allen-Bradbury Construction
The Chehalis Tribal Newsletter Company. They are proud to say it
was an honor to work for the Chehalis
encourages tribal members Tribe. The weather brought challenges,
to submit letters, articles, but the company was able to finish
photographs and drawings to be construction of the homes.
considered for publication.
These are subject to editing. After Marie Bird blessed the
Contributing writers, artists and homes, Chehalis Tribal Housing
photographers include Chehalis Authority Director James Gutierrez
tribal community members and invited everyone to eat and tour the
staff. Submission deadline is duplexes. The homes boast a ductless
the first of each month (printed system that provides heating and air
conditioning, which is an added plus.
monthly). The two-bedroom units also feature a
tub and a disabled shower stall.
360-273-5911 A lot of planning and help along
the way brought the homes to
420 Howanut Road fruition. Thanks go out to CTHA
Oakville, WA 98568 Commissioners Joan Martin, Janice
360-709-1726 (office) Latch, Margie Youckton and Sue
360-273-5914 (fax) Ortivez. Also, thanks to the Business
Committee for its support and to
CHEHALIS TRIBE’S the Allen-Bradbury Construction
VISION STATEMENT Company. The homes look great and
To be a thriving, self-sufficient, are an added plus to help fill tribal
sovereign people, honoring our elders’ housing needs.
past and serving current and
future generations. Tribe continues to improve grounds

BUSINESS COMMITTEE During early February, the Chehalis
Don Secena, Chairman Tribe continued to develop and make
Harry Pickernell, Sr., improvements to tribal grounds.

Vice Chairman Old cement behind the Chehalis
Farley Youckton, Treasurer Tribal Center was torn out and will
Cheryle Starr, Secretary be reseeded with grass. The cement
is remnants of three offices that were
Dan Gleason, Sr., built in the mid-1970s. The buildings
5th Council Member and the covered walkway were
removed when the Social Services
NEWSLETTER STAFF Building was improved.
Fred Shortman,
A new gazebo will replace the
Communications Coordinator covered area and offer a designated smoking space.

Also, at the east door to the tribal Workers set the stage for a gazebo at the Chehalis Tribal Center.
center, Chehalis Tribal Construction
built a handicap ramp with guardrails
to assist those that need it.
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