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Chief Little Priest Apartments
Winnebago, Nebraska
Presented by:
Brent Williams, Excel Development Group
and
Patricia Sheridan, Ho-Chunk Community
Development Corporation (HCCDC)
Background
 Winnebago is located in the northwest corner of
Nebraska, and is home to the Winnebago Indians.
 Winnebago did not have a “town center”
 In 2002, Ho-Chunk, Inc. and HCCDC purchased 43
acres to create Ho-Chunk Village
 $20 million mixed use development
 Civic, commercial and residential uses
 Pedestrian Friendly Town Center
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Located north of Winnebago
Planning
 In 2003, a Charrette was held for input of
stakeholders, including tribal leaders, village
officials, and others
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Created the Winnebago Village Center Plan
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48,000 sq. ft. of public and service space
120,000 sq. ft. for commercial development
110 housing units
 In 2006, the Winnebago Tribe community-
wide planning process confirmed the need
for affordable housing and apartments
Chief Little Priest Apartments
On December 15, 2006, the Winnebago
Housing & Development Commission
conducted a community wide Survey
on Housing concerns & issues.
A total of 99 completed surveys were
returned that sparked the concept of
constructing new development on the
Winnebago Reservation that would not
only provide housing, but also the
retail and “urbanism” within the Village
of Winnebago, that is located on Hwy
77/75, a major corridor between Sioux
City, IA to Omaha & Lincoln, Nebraska.
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Thunderway
Own property
Village
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 Ho Chunk, Inc partners with
Ho Chunk Community
Development to design an
“Urban” like community which
includes modern businesses,
entrepreneurship, home
ownership, and apartment
living.
 The Little Priest Apartment
became a reality based on this
concept of future living in the
Winnebago Community.
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A Concept Emerges
 20 family units (2-10-plexes)
 New Urbanism Concept – to maximize capital
expenditures and land base
 Apartment design on .64 acres
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Development Partners
 Ho-Chunk Community Development
Corporation
 Ho-Chunk, Inc.
 Excel Development Group
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Project Site
 On Winnebago
Reservation land,
but not Tribal Trust
Land
 Fee-Simple Land
 Not within City
limits
Site Facing North
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Funding Process
 NIFA’s CRANE Process
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Applied for Tax Credits and Nebraska
Affordable Housing Tax Credits
Native American Housing
Pre-app – Oct. 2006
Application – April 2007
 Qualified Census Tract
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 May 2008 ~ Site preparation
began at the future home of the
Chief Little Priest Apartments
 June/July 2008 ~ Official
commencement of on-site
construction of the footings and
foundations by HCI Construction,
a subsidy of Ho Chunk, Inc.
 June 2008 ~ Dynamic Homes of
Duluth, Minnesota, a subsidiary of
Ho Chunk, Inc., designed,
constructed and delivered
sections of the pre-fabricated
apartment units.
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Project Design
 Each 10-plex
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Two floors
Common laundry on each floor
Covered stairs on each end
Common hallway
Energy efficient
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Chief Little Priest Apartments
Project Design
 Four 1-bedroom
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710 sq. ft.
 Twelve 2-bedroom
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925 sq. ft.
 Four 3-bedroom
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1,260 sq. ft.
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 Exterior
Features
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Patio or porch
Brick and vinyl
Decorative
shutters
Lawn
sprinklers
Off street
parking
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 Interconnectedness and Active Living
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Common green space between 10-plexes
Walk-way from
commercial area
to residential
sidewalks
Playground
equipment
(not shown)
Picnic area
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Chief Little Priest Apartments
10-Plex Floorplan
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Project Site
Looking
northwest
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 Interior Features
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Breakfast counter with open design
Kitchen pantry
Dishwasher, range, refrigerator
Air-conditioned
3-BR units - 2 bathrooms
All first floor units are adaptable (2 are
handicap accessible)
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 Open
design
 Breakfast
counter
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SOURCES OF FUNDS
Tax Credits (QCT)
Trust Funds - NDED
Def Developer Fee
TOTAL
$2,598,368
$544,699
$22,534
$3,165,601
Construction was completed December 2008
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Development Challenges
 Unusual status of the land
 Negative stereotypes
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Ex: Answering questions regarding potential
tenant wear and tear
 Obtaining a comfort level from investors
 Fair Housing Act – no preferences for
Winnebago Tribal Members
 Local politics
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Development Strengths
 Strong community support and need
 Partners - HCCDC and HCI
 Village Center Plan (planning process)
 Qualified Census Tract
 NIFA and NDED Funding
 Midwest Housing Equity Group – willingness
to invest
 Site with infrastructure
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Development Strengths
HCCDC contributions to site development….
Winnebago Center Plan - $100,000
(RHED and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
Water & Sewer – $63,395 (ICDBG)
Streets - $73,985 (ICDBG)
Parking & Alley - $116,559 (EDA & HCI)
TOTAL
$353,939
Land with
infrastructure purchased for
$40,000
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Property Management
Speaker
 Patricia
Sheridan,
HCCDC
Chief Little Priest Apartments
Property Management
Very Affordable Rents
 1-bedroom
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Rent - $310/mo.
 2-bedroom
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Rent - $350/mo.
 3-bedroom
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$390/mo.
 Tenant pays electric
 Owner pays water,
sewer, garbage
 Owner provides
maintenance, snow
removal, lawn care
Today,
Ho-Chunk Village Features…..
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Dollar General Store
HCI Distribution
HCI Construction
AllNative Retail Store
Woodland Trails – Art retail and learning center
Sculpture Garden
Single Family Homes
Market Rate Apartments – 6 units above commercial
Chief Little Priest Apartments – 20 affordable units
Much more
Chief Little Priest
Apartments
Presented by:
Brent Williams, Excel Development Group
and
Patricia Sheridan, Ho-Chunk Community
Development Corporation (HCCDC)

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