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Invisible Homelessness

Invisible Homelessness When you imagine homelessness, who do you see? If you’re like most people, the answer is probably a vision of folks standing on corners with a sign in […]

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LGBTQ+ Homelessness

LGBTQ+ Homelessness In recent years, nonprofits and federal agencies alike have made huge progress in understanding differing experiences of homelessness among varying demographic groups. For LGBTQ+ people, however, their experiences […]

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Breaking the Link Between Housing Instability & Incarceration

Breaking the Link Between Housing Instability and Incarceration Partnering organizations include Tulsa Authority for Economic Opportunity, Housing Solutions,  Family & Children’s Services, and the Terence Crutcher Foundation Tulsa has been […]

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Equity Series: Youth Homelessness

Equity Series: Youth Homelessness In 2021, more than 20,000 Oklahoma students were experiencing homelessness, disrupting their ability to learn and grow alongside classmates. Source: Oklahoma 2021 PiT Count “Youth Homelessness” […]

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Equity in Homelessness

Equity in Homelessness In 2020, A Way Home for Tulsa released its 2020-2024 Strategic Plan . The strategies outlined in this plan emphasize not only housing people currently experiencing homelessness in […]

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Winter Weather Resources

Winter Weather Resources Now that we’ve entered the new year, temperatures are frequently below freezing, and Tulsa’s community is prepared to offer shelter to our unhoused neighbors. Latest forecasts from […]

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New Van Brings Case Managers Directly to the Community

New Van Brings Case Managers Directly to the Community A $30,000 donation by ONE Gas has purchased a van for mobile access to resources specifically geared toward preventing evictions in […]

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Expiring COVID-19 Forbearance Relief for FHA Borrowers

FROM THE OFFICE OFF U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, WASHINGTON, DC As the impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic continue to ripple across our nation, an escalating foreclosure crisis among […]

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City of Tulsa’s Gold Star Landlord Program

The City of Tulsa’s Gold Star Landlord Program provides incentives and rewards for landlords and property managers who engage in the best rental practices. This free and voluntary program is […]

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Statement on HB1564 & HB1950

Joint Statement from Restore Hope and Housing Solutions on HB 1564 and HB 1950 We are grateful to Oklahoma Representatives for siding with intentional legislative priorities that support both landlords […]

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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 […]

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What the Eviction Moratorium Means for Landlords

UPDATE: EVICTION MORATORIUM CONTINUES – WHAT IT MEANS FOR LANDLORDS The CDC eviction moratorium halting evictions was extended through at least June 30, 2021. This blog post will explain what […]

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UPDATE: CDC EVICTION MORATORIUM EXTENDED

EVICTION MORATORIUM CONTINUES – WHAT IT MEANS FOR RENTERS The CDC eviction moratorium halting evictions was extended through at least June 30, 2021. This blog post will explain what the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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