There are several styles of houses and, with transportation, the cost per house is around $235,000, Madison said. The tribes are doing $2 million to $3 million in infrastructure work, including installing roads and sewer and water lines, she said.
The foundation and the tribes have been working on the project for more than two years. Make It Right has also built homes in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina destroyed much of the neighborhood in 2005.
The homes are 75% more energy efficient than a regular home, and owners will see a direct impact on their utility bills, which are expected to not exceed more than $60 a month in the winter.