PAWHUSKA, OK – The Osage Nation will break ground on the Hominy Senior Housing Complex on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, in Hominy, OK. Speakers include Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear and Alice Goodfox, Osage Nation Congressional Speaker.
Over the past several years, Osage elders and their families have expressed the need for additional senior housing. In response, the Osage Nation purchased 44.17 acres of land in Hominy for a total of 20 housing units.
“The continued expansion of our senior housing is a way to thank elders for all they have done for us,” said Chief Standing Bear. “We are excited to continue these projects and provide for our elders.”
Hominy City Council Member Carolyn Christy applauded the plans. “This is exciting for the city of Hominy,” said Christy. “We must make some of these moves, so thank you very much.”
The Hominy Senior Housing Complex will join the Pawhuska Senior Housing Expansion and Fairfax Senior Housing Complex, both of which currently house seniors. Funds were awarded from an appropriation of $7,694,363 (ONCA 21-51) sponsored by Congresswoman Alice Goodfox to the Executive Branch.
Osage Nation Senior Housing provides maintenance-free and affordable rental housing to Native American elders residing on the Osage Nation reservation. Rental rates are based on the annual household income of residents. Osage preference applies to this service.