On March 2, 2015, Smith River Rancheria conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Chit-xu Mee-ne’ housing complex. Chit-xu Mee-ne’ or “Chetco Homes” is located at 1122 Fifield St. in Brookings, Oregon. Kara Brundin-Miller, Smith River Rancheria Tribal Chairperson, emceed the event. Brundin-Miller welcomed visitors and recognized Smith River Rancheria Tribal Council members that were present. She explained that the apartments were constructed in coordination with the American Recovery and Revitalization Act, local contractors and Smith River Rancheria Housing construction employees. Brundin-Miller stated that the apartments provide needed housing opportunities for Tribal Members in Curry County. She emphasized how proud the Smith River Rancheria is to have utilized local people for contractors and vendors, supporting our community and working together with the City of Brookings and Curry County for the start of a good relationship. According to Brundin-Miller, “What we’re most proud of is that the workforce was our tribal staff.”
Smith River Rancheria partnered with Kurt Kessler Kustom Builders, Inc. to construct facility. The housing complex features (13) two and three bedroom units, as well as a Community Center/offices. Each apartment features a washer, dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, hardwood laminate flooring, carpeted bedrooms, Mitsubishi duct-less heating/air conditioning units and 9’ high ceilings. The duct-less heating/air conditioning units are user friendly and energy efficient. Chit-xu Mee-ne’ offers covered parking for tenants and rent includes water, sewer and garbage utility fees. The 6 downstairs units are all ADA compliant designed for the use of elderly individuals and those with mobility issues.
Tribal Members interested in becoming a tenant at our new, beautiful Chit-xu Mee-ne’ complex in Brookings, please contact Natalie Moss. There are some 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available. She would be happy to provide a tour of the facility and give more details to interested parties.
Her contact information:
Housing & Facilities Coordinator
Smith River Rancheria
140 Rowdy Creek Rd
Smith River, CA 95567
707.487.9255 ext. 1140