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Community Development Week in Tulsa

This article was archived on 12/7/2016

As part of National Community Development Week, the City of Tulsa is proud 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) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program funding.

In the past five years, CDBG funds have benefitted over 147,000 citizens from neighborhood public improvements, created 304 jobs in Tulsa, demolished 761 blighted properties, rehabilitated 933 sub-standard homes needing emergency repair and served over 166,755 citizens through various public services.

"With the support of HUD and the tireless work by the City of Tulsa's Grants Administration Section, programs across the city are having a true impact in successfully helping our fellow Tulsans, while positively impacting the local economy," Mayor Bartlett said. "Together, we are creating jobs, investing in early childhood education and contributing to neighborhood stabilization and safety."

In the past five years, HOME funding has assisted 228 first-time homebuyers, rehabilitated 53 sub-standard homes and created, acquired or rehabilitated 600 affordable multi-family unit rentals for Tulsa families.

In a presentation at City Hall, Mayor Bartlett proclaimed March 28 - April 2, 2016 as Community Development Week in the City of Tulsa and recognized programs associated with CDBG and HOME funding.

The City of Tulsa's Communications Department created a video for Community Development Week, which highlights the impact CDBG and HOME grants have in the Tulsa community,

2015 CDBG and HOME Recipients: Area Council for Community Action, Camp Fire USA Green Country, Car Care Clinic, Center for Employment Opportunity, Child Abuse Network, City of Tulsa Streets and Stormwater Department, City of Tulsa Working In Neighborhoods Department, Community Action Project, Community Service Council, Domestic Violence Intervention Services, MACO Development Company, LLC, Madison Strategies Group - Transportation Work Advance, Mental Health Oklahoma, Millennia Housing Development, Resonance Center for Women, Route 66 Main Street, Tulsa Children's Coalition, Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless, Tulsa Economic Development Corporation, Tulsa Housing Authority, Tulsa Operation in Unity Creating Hope, Inc.,  Youth at Heart, Youth Services of Tulsa, Inc.,