Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency has received $30 million from The American Rescue Plan (ARP) to assist individuals or households who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, and other vulnerable populations, by providing housing, rental assistance, supportive services, and non-congregate shelter, to reduce homelessness and increase housing stability. OHFA must undertake this planning effort to access HOME ARP funds from the US Dept of Housing and Urban Development.
OHFA is working with a team from the OU Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture and OU Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work to accomplish the following:
Evaluate the size and demographic composition of the population experiencing homelessness or housing instability.
Assess the unmet needs of those populations, including gaps in Oklahoma’s network of shelters, services, and housing solutions.
Develop a plan, supported by public participation, to meet the requirements of a HOME-ARP funding allocation.
Participate in virtual or in-person regional sessions to discuss the project and share feedback or information to support the project.
You may attend any regional meeting or statewide meeting.
For more information about the project, to register for a meeting, or to take the project survey, visit http://iqc.ou.edu/housing.