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City of Tulsa Celebrates Community Development Week

This article was archived on 4/23/2017

As part of National Community Development Week, April 17 – 22, the City of Tulsa is pleased to recognize the many programs and agencies that have made a tremendous impact in the Tulsa community with the support of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding.

Local development activities such as affordable housing, home rehabilitations, demolitions, anti-poverty programs, youth programming, job training and other social service programs have been established in the Tulsa community from Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funding.

During the past year, CDBG, HOME, ESG, and HOPWA programs have served 44,828 persons, creating 86 jobs, supporting 3,080 homeless and special needs populations, rehabilitating 132 sub-standard homes, conducting clearance and demolition activities on 50 blighted properties, and creating 10 affordable multi-family rental units.

“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.” Mayor Bynum has proclaimed April 17 – April 22, 2017 as Community Development Week in the City of Tulsa.

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, 29 external agencies and three City departments received funding to conduct 39 activities. Total grant funds awarded, including administration, totaled nearly $6.8 million.

2016 – 2017 CDBG, ESG, HOME, and HOPWA Recipients: Area Council for Community Action, Camp Fire USA Green Country, Car Care Clinic, Inc., Center for Employment Opportunity, Child Abuse Network, City of Tulsa: Streets and Stormwater; Wastewater/ Engineering Service and Working in Neighborhoods, Community Action Project, Community Service Council, Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma, Gorman Management, Housing Partners of Tulsa, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Madison Strategies Group, Mental Health Oklahoma, Morton Comprehensive Health Services, Resonance Center for Women, Restore Hope Ministries, Salvation Army, South Peoria Neighborhood Connection, Tulsa Cares, Tulsa Children's Coalition, Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless, Tulsa Economic Development Corporation, Tulsa Housing Authority, Tulsa Route 66 Main Street, Tulsans Operating in Unity Creating Hope, Vintage Housing, Youth At Heart and Youth Services.