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City of Tulsa Celebrates Community Development Week April 2-6

This article was archived on 4/8/2018

For National Community Development Week, April 2-6, 2018, the City of Tulsa is pleased to recognize the tremendous impact of programs and agencies that have received assistance from Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Mayor G.T. Bynum has proclaimed April 2-6, 2018 as Community Development Week in the City of Tulsa (proclamation attached). See video with proclamation presentation.

“Through the support of HUD and the tireless efforts of the City of Tulsa’s Grants Administration Section, various programs and partners across the city are making a significant impact in successfully helping our fellow Tulsans, while positively impacting the local economy,” Mayor Bynum said. “Together we are investing in early childhood education, contributing to neighborhood stabilization and incentivizing economic growth.”

Benefits to the Tulsa community made possible through CDBG and HOME funding include affordable housing, home rehabilitations, demolitions of blighted properties, anti-poverty programs, youth programming, economic development, job training and other social service programs.

During the past year, Community Development Block Grant and HOME funds have served 28,116 families, created 90 jobs, rehabilitated 233 substandard homes and three public facilities, conducted clearance and demolition activities on 62 blighted properties, constructed or rehabilitated 123 affordable multi-family rental units, and provided assistance for 18 households to become homeowners.

The City of Tulsa continues meeting the underserved needs of the community and improving the quality of life of principally low- and moderate-income Tulsans. During the current year, 23 external agencies and three City departments received funding to complete 25 activities or programs. Total CDBG and HOME grant funds expended, including administration, totaled $6.5 million.