TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — On Thursday, February 16, leaders from the Cherokee Nation, Cherokee Nation Businesses, and Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation will officially break ground on 24 new homes for Cherokee families to be built on approximately 23 acres of land in Tahlequah.

The project is funded through the Cherokee Nation’s historic $120 million Housing, Jobs and Sustainable Communities Act created by Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Deputy Chief Bryan Warner and passed by the Council of the Cherokee Nation.

Each of the new homes will feature three bedrooms and two baths with closet space that serves as a storm shelter. Each home will feature low-cost maintenance and homeownership features, and will range in size from 1,745 square feet to 1,844 square feet.

The new subdivision will also provide space to expand with dozens more new homes in the future as needs increase.