Housing

Street Outreach houses an ‘Angel’

Angel, a native Oklahoman, was a mere twelve years old when she slipped out of the only place she called home and into the unknown. For five years, each day was a struggle for hope, a struggle for survival, as she endured the unforgiving reality that her stepfather’s sexual abuse was shattering her. “I had …

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House Bill 1031X introduces three new programs to incentivize affordable housing statewide

Imagine a bridge.  One side of it is rickety, precarious. The area on that side of the bridge is derelict, but most don’t know it because most don’t see it. It could be hidden by trees or dilapidated structures, or it could go unseen simply because so many people don’t know or care to look. …

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An inside view of Governor Stitt’s dissolution of the GICH

As we continue to advocate for the most vulnerable Oklahomans, we recognize and applaud the innovative leadership at all levels who work alongside us in this fight to end homelessness. As our own Kelly Dyer Fry said in Sunday’s op-ed for the Oklahoman (a paper at which she was the editor for nearly a decade), …

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True homeless count overflows ONEOK Field: an op ed by Terri White

As advocates for the most vulnerable in our community, it is imperative that we continue to raise awareness, strategically and comprehensively. Saturday’s edition of the Tulsa World included a valuable piece on the alarming affordable housing deficit and its clear impact on our fight against homelessness. Click here for the digital version of the latest …

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Why Carnivale?

Way back in 1990, Mrs. Suzanne Warren co-chaired the inaugural Carnivale, which was then called Le Masquerade. The fundraiser was so successful that it allowed Mental Health Association Oklahoma to open its first housing program, Walker Hall, the following year.  At that time, proceeds benefitted only twelve tenants, but thirty-three years later, our annual fundraiser …

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Tulsa World writes on community service providers and how federal funding has helped us to address homelessness

Our dedication to working with both community partners and elected officials to assist those in need of housing and mental health services made the front page of the Tulsa World, this weekend. Kevin Canfield dives into Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum’s Homelessness Task Force, examining the needs of those experiencing homelessness along with strategies to address …

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