News from HIP for 2011 Tribal Year

by Oct 12, 2011NEWS ka-no-he-da0 comments



                The HIP Committee marked the beginning of its second HIP Community with a groundbreaking on Aug. 22.  The Birdtown HIP Community will have two family-size homes consisting of three bedrooms.  The two family homes are a first for a HIP Community. 

Dirt flies as ground was broken on the Birdtown HIP Housing Project on Monday, Aug. 22. Shown (left-right) are: Travis Smith, Cherokee Boys Club; Birdtown Rep. Tunney Crowe; Yellowhill Rep. David Wolfe; Vice Chief Larry Blythe; Wolfetown Rep. Mike Parker; Chairman Jim Owle; Vice Chairman B. Ensley; Principal Chief Michell Hicks; Big Cove Rep. Perry Shell; and Tommy Lambert, Cherokee Boys Club general manager. (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather)

                The other three homes will be single-family units consisting of two bedrooms.  These homes were started immediately after groundbreaking.  This will be done in addition to the HIP homes built on applicant’s own property.

                The HIP Committee members are: Chairman Jim Owle, Painttown Rep. Tommye Saunooke, Yellowhill Rep. David Wolfe, Wolftown Rep. Mike Parker, Cherokee County – Snowbird Rep. Diamond Brown and Big Cove Rep. Perry Shell.  The HIP meetings are every second Wednesday of the month at the Council House Chambers at 8:30am.

                The HIP Committee would like to congratulate all of those that received homes during FY2011.  The list of those that received homes includes:  Donald Brady, Birdtown; Emily Smith, Big Cove; Edna Bradley, Painttown; Velma Taylor, Big Cove; Owen Walkingstick Yellowhill; Carol Teesatuskie, Big Cove; Starlin Home, Birdtown; Daniel Johnson, Big Cove; and Tribal-owned Heritage Home, Wolftown.