VERONA, NY – The Oneida Indian Nation has announced its new employee housing program with The Villages at Stoney Creek, an employee-only apartment complex that will first welcome residents on July 1, 2022. The housing development is part of an innovative recruitment strategy that blends new jobs across the Oneida Indian Nation’s business enterprises with affordable, high-quality housing for new hires in select positions and those seeking to relocate.
Apartments at The Villages at Stoney Creek will address the needs of an ever-expanding workforce and the housing shortage that has affected workers across the region. Apartments will be available for new employees in full-time, hourly, non-management positions and are currently targeted for individuals who are relocating to the area for work and/or those who fill positions where there are critical shortages, including cooks, casino dealers, hotel operations and custodial roles. This employee housing development continues the Oneida Indian Nation’s commitment to the growth and diversification of Oneida Nation Enterprises and the organization’s ongoing investment in its workforce and the region.
The Villages at Stoney Creek comprises a total of 50 apartments, with two buildings ready for occupancy by July 1 and three more buildings to be move-in ready by September. Rental rates will be well below comparable housing options in the region, including:
- 1-bedroom apartments at $550 per month
- 2-bedroom apartments at $650 per month
- 3-bedroom apartments at $750 per month
The first-in-the-region employee apartment community is located just minutes from Turning Stone Resort Casino. All apartments reflect Oneida Nation Enterprises’ award-winning standards and offer amenities such as in-unit laundry, reserved parking spaces, and spacious floor plans. Nestled among the picturesque beauty of Upstate New York, the development will include ample green space and picnic tables for outdoor relaxation and recreation. Complimentary shuttle service to and from Turning Stone’s main campus will also be provided on a regular schedule for all shifts.
“The Oneida people have always emphasized the importance of hospitality and warmly welcoming all to our homelands,” said Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Oneida Nation Enterprises CEO. “This new investment in our workforce presents a wonderful opportunity for us to create additional jobs, bring new people to our region, and provide affordable housing for the individuals who support the success of our enterprises.”
The Villages at Stoney Creek is the first phase of employee housing development at Oneida Nation Enterprises, and the need for additional affordable housing for workers will be determined based on the needs of future and current employees.