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Call to Action: HB1564

HB1564: Why it Spells Disaster for Oklahoma   The Oklahoma Residential Landlord Tenant Act (or ORLTA) is the law that governs landlord tenant relations in the state. Enacted in 1978, and seeing very little change since then, the current ORLTA heavily favors landlords and is part of the reason Tulsa, Oklahoma ranks 11th in the nation for evictions. […]

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What the Eviction Moratorium Means for Landlords

UPDATE: EVICTION MORATORIUM CONTINUES – WHAT IT MEANS FOR LANDLORDS On Wednesday, January 20th, 2021, the CDC eviction moratorium halting evictions was extended through at least March 31st, 2021. This blog post will explain what the eviction moratorium means for landlords. You can view the full official CDC media statement here.     What does the eviction moratorium do? The […]

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UPDATE: CDC EVICTION MORATORIUM EXTENDED

EVICTION MORATORIUM CONTINUES – WHAT IT MEANS FOR RENTERS On Wednesday, January 20th, 2021, the CDC eviction moratorium halting evictions was extended through at least March 31st, 2021. This blog post will explain what the eviction moratorium means for tenants. You can view the full official CDC media statement here.    Summary The eviction moratorium […]

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Tulsa County Eviction Hearings Continue

In-Person Eviction Hearings are NOT Suspended in Tulsa Tulsa County District Court announced that in-person hearings are suspended from December 8, 2020 through January 11, 2021. But, that does not apply to eviction hearings! Eviction hearings are still being held in-person at the Tulsa County Family Center for Juvenile Justice. While other hearings are suspended […]

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CDC Eviction Moratorium Ends Dec. 31, 2020

What does that mean for renters? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) eviction moratorium prohibited landlords from evicting renters because they could not pay their rent. But as the CDC eviction moratorium ends on December 31, 2020, many tenants are left wondering what to do next. This blog post will answer tenants’ questions about their […]

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Field Feature: Sarah Grounds

Sarah Grounds is the Executive Director of the City Lights Foundation, an organization that she co-founded in 2013. They started as a grassroots effort called Night Light Tulsa. Night Light is a weekly outreach under a bridge in downtown Tulsa. It’s purpose is to provide community, dignity, hope, and resources to Tulsa’s vulnerable neighbors. As […]

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Homeless man dies of exposure as frigid temperatures descend

This headline plagues the minds of many Tulsans as the first taste of cold weather comes to the area. Every year several of our friends and neighbors who are unsheltered die of exposure. It’s likely that several individuals experiencing homelessness in our community will freeze to death on our streets this year as well, but […]

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Call to Action: Winter Shelter

Community Strategies to Protect Neighbors Experiencing Homelessness Winter brings chilling temperatures that can drop below freezing for days on end in Tulsa. As we prepare to address the danger these temperatures pose to our neighbors experiencing homelessness, we also must look to the broader community to assist in these efforts. With current emergency shelter capacities, […]

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Avoid the High Cost of Eviction

When landlords evict tenants, they lose money that they cannot get back. But when landlords participate in mediation, they save the time and cost of eviction. The Early Settlement Mediation Program provides free mediation to resolve concerns between landlords and tenants, including repairs and non-payment of rent. Mediation is a meeting between a landlord and […]

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