120 Storm Shelter for PHA
Category : Oklahoma Storm Shelters
Oklahoma Shelters installs several types of Storm Shelter.
We took on a project for the Peoria Housing Authority to install 120 Storm Shelter. Our Storm Shelter is rated for and EF5 Tornado. They meet or exceed FEMA Guidelines. Click on this link to see the full article 120 Storm Shelters installed for the Peoria Housing Authority
In Miami Oklahoma the Peoria Tribe Housing Authority broke ground for the installation of 120 new tornado and storm shelter units on Wednesday that will be installed by Oklahoma Shelters.
Oklahoma Shelters, Tribal officials, Peoria Housing Authority staff, residents, tenants, tribal members and others came to the ceremonial ground breaking to kick off and commemorate the important event.
This project for our communities in Miami, Fairland, Wyandotte and Quapaw. They have different sizes, depending on the size of the residence.
The project was funded through part of a $1 million HUD Grant and will provide a storm shelter for each of the total 400 housing units.
Peoria Tribe Chief John Froman said the shelters will be placed at all four sites. The project is funded by the ICBG tribal grant funds to increase the safety of tenants.
“It’s going to be convenient and very accessible for our tenants,” Chief Froman said. “It is a project that is long been overdue for our tenant’s safety and our elderly, and the small families here. This project is something that the board and the tribe felt really strong about.
The project will be between $500,000 to $600,000. The grant is set up for several different things. We earmarked it for rehabilitation. The PHA is the first Indian housing authority to do stand alone individual storm shelters. Usually when you see this in a project like this they will construct one large storm shelter where everybody can meet. We decided to make it convenient to our residences and put the Storm Shelter in their back yard.