Groundbreaking Planned for New Fairfax Senior Housing

Fairfax Senior Housing

Osage Nation announces a groundbreaking planned for the new Fairfax Senior Housing Complex on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 10 a.m. Ten duplexes, for a total of 20 additional housing units, are planned for construction.  

Over the past several years Osage elders and their families have expressed the need for senior housing in and around Fairfax. In response, Osage Nation used tribal funds to purchase13.63 acres located north of Fairfax Manor Nursing Home in May 2021. Osage Nation Congresswoman Brandy Lemon sponsored a bill to authorize and appropriate $8 million from American Rescue Plan Act funds to the Executive Branch for design, engineering and constructions costs of a Senior Housing Complex in Fairfax. 

Osage Nation Director of Operations Casey Johnson will oversee the construction management team Builders Unlimited throughout the project.

"Some people like to live where they grew up, and a lot of them grew up in Fairfax, so they'd prefer to live over here," Johnson said. “Expanding our senior housing outside of Pawhuska is a way to thank elders for all they have done for us.”

Osage Nation Senior Housing provides maintenance-free and affordable rental housing to Native American elders residing on the Osage Nation Reservation. Rental rates are based on the annual household income of residents. Osage preference applies to this service. To find out more information, please visit