On July 5, 2017, the Tribe joined the Habitat for Humanity and City of Palmdale to welcome the development of 56-home CalVet REN (Residential Enriched Neighborhood) for low-income Veteran families in the city of Palmdale.
The project property, located in Palmdale, is home to a village that later became associated with Mission San Fernando. In its role as tribal consultant, the Tribe is donating a portion of its cultural resources preservation services for the mutual benefit of the community.
Tribal President Rudy Ortega Jr. was among Supervisor Kathryn Barger and Congressman Steve Knight to speak in recognition of the need for and support of veteran housing projects.
“This land, once home to our warrior ancestors, will become the home of those that defend this flag [points to flag of U.S.A.], that defend our freedom. and that’s what makes America beautiful,” said Ortega Jr.
The Tribe is currently working with the project to ensure that cultural resources are protected in a highly efficient method.