State and federal officials recently celebrated the grand opening of Eklutna Estates, the newest senior housing development of the Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA). Eklutna Estate, located in CIHA’s existing senior community, Centennial Village, consists of 59 apartments – 46 one-bedroom/one-bath units and 13 two-bedroom/two-bath units and is open to Alaskans aged 55 and older. CIHA used $3.2 million of funding from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to construct the new housing.
“I commend CIHA for successfully leveraging HUD support, including Recovery Act money and its annual Indian Housing Block Grants, to build vital affordable housing for the elderly in this community,” said U.S. Housing and Urban Development Assistant Secretary Sandra B. Henriquez. “In addition to providing much needed housing for this population, the housing authority and its partners on this project have also strengthened the local economy by putting people in this region to work.”