New District 3 Homes Turned Over for Community Families
November 4, 2022
On Wednesday, Oct. 26, newly constructed homes in District 3 were turned over to Gila River Indian Community members.
“This is the first of many,” said GRIC Council Member Avery White, the Chairman of the Housing Owners Team. “We are excited to get this project started and underway with finally turning over houses.”
Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis, Lt. Gov. Monica Antone, the District 3 Housing Committee, and PIMMEX Contracting joined Councilman White to welcome the families home. Renee Antone was one of the new homeowners in District 3 to receive the keys to her home.
“We’ve been waiting a while to come back home,” said Antone, who expressed her gratitude to the Community. Antone said she felt overwhelmed to be able to live in the Community again, where she and her children can be closer to work, school, and family.
“We’re really blessed and thankful to be back,” said Antone.
Gloria Osife, a member of the District 3 Housing Committee, said, “I’ve been really happy for these houses that have been constructed fast.”
Construction of new homes throughout the Community had been stalled during the pandemic and because of some issues with contractors. PIMMEX Contracting stepped in to complete the work.
“It’s a big accomplishment for me – to be able to turn over a home and give someone a safe place to stay,” said Carlos Munoz, District 5, the owner of PIMMEX. Munoz says he started the business 14 years ago and has been working with the Community for over 10 years.
The homes include spacious floor plans, a carport, and energy-efficient appliances. The new homes also accommodate any family since they were designed with handicap-accessible amenities.
“The goal was always to come back and give back to the Community in whichever way I could,” said Munoz.