27 Affordable Homes

2019 Charles L. Edison Tax Credit Excellence Award Winner in the Rural Housing Category

Southwood Estates Phase II, developed by Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and syndicated by RBC Capital Markets, provides 27 units of affordable rental housing on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Reservation in Mayetta, Kansas. The remoteness of the Reservation, scarcity of natural resources, and the sovereignty of tribal governments often lead to an impression that Indian County is a particularly difficult area to develop, resulting in a chronic shortage of housing, particularly affordable housing designed for multigenerational households. To meet this need, the project consists of three- to five-bedroom single-family homes that integrate with the existing neighborhoods’ character and better meet the needs of large, multigenerational families. Over 50 percent of units are reserved for those recovering from alcohol or drug abuse or physical abuse, and over 20 percent are reserved for military veterans, including widows or widowers.