Bishop Paiute Tribe Vice-chair Bill Vega (l) presents Mark Napoles and his wife Andri with the key to their new 5-bedroom, 1,800 square-foot Pa Ha Lane home on May 1. The Napoles family of six are the first to receive one of the 19 model homes to be built through the Tribeâ€™s Community Development Department B22 Housing Project, Vega said. Photo by Marilyn Blake Philip
One local family has bought a brand new house as a result of an ongoing program that is in the process of weaving newly-constructed model homes into a well-established community.
Mark and Andri Napoles received the key to their new, Pa Ha Lane model home on Wednesday, May 1 and on May 3, Darren Bernard and his son took possession of a home of their own. As they spread out in their new homes, other families apply to get on the Bishop Paiute Tribe Community Development Department project waiting list so they can do the same in the future.
There are 17 more homes slated for completion as part of the CDDâ€™s B22 Housing Project, CDD Program Specialist Darrell Duckey said. The program is funded by a Title 6 loan from Bank of America to the Bishop Paiute Tribe, he added.
(Read more in the Thursday, May 9, 2013 edition of The Inyo Register.)