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Celebrating Success: Tulsa Secures Full Funding in HUD's CoC Awards

Partner agencies within A Way Home for Tulsa — the dedicated homeless response system serving Tulsa City/County, coordinated by Housing Solutions — are set to receive $4.7 million.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released its full preliminary award announcements for the FY2023 CoC Competition, and Tulsa has been granted a total of $4,759,774. This substantial funding meets 100% of our requested amount, a testament to the relentless dedication and hard work of our agencies and partners.

Empowering Our Local Homeless Response System

This award is a clear recognition of the collaborative efforts and unwavering commitment of the agencies, staff, volunteers, and community members who are part of A Way Home for Tulsa. The increase in our Annual Renewal Demand from $4,359,951 in FY 2022 to the current amount underlines the growing trust and recognition of our endeavors in addressing the critical issue of homelessness.

The Lifeline of Our Efforts

These funds are a significant boost to our local homeless response system, providing substantial support across various critical areas, including:

  • 6 Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) projects
  • 4 Rapid Rehousing (RRH) projects
  • 1 Transitional Housing (TH) project
  • 1 Joint Component TH-RRH project
  • 1 Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) project
  • 1 Coordinated Entry project
  • The pivotal $217,998 planning grant

HUD’s annual funding is more than just a financial boost—it’s the lifeline of our local homeless response system. It ensures the continuity and enhancement of our programs, directly impacting the lives of individuals and families who rely on our services. This award highlights the effectiveness of our strategies, enabling us to maintain and expand the essential housing and supportive services that are the cornerstone of our work.

A Testament to Collaboration and Commitment

This achievement is not just about the numbers; it’s about the stories, the lives, and the community we are building together. The collaborative spirit and the collective drive of A Way Home for Tulsa agencies underscore every facet of this grant. It’s a testament to what we can accomplish when we unite for a common cause, pooling our resources, expertise, and compassion to make a tangible difference in our community.

As we move forward, we do so with a renewed sense of purpose and determination. The road ahead may have its challenges, but with the support of HUD and the commitment of our community, we are better equipped to face them. This funding is not just an award—it’s a responsibility we embrace wholeheartedly, a commitment to every individual who turns to us for support, and a steppingstone to a future where every person in Tulsa has a place to call home.

For a detailed breakdown of the agencies receiving funding and award amounts, click here.

At A Way Home for Tulsa, we believe in the power of unity, the strength of collaboration, and the endless possibilities that arise when we come together for the greater good. Here’s to building a stronger, more compassionate Tulsa, one life at a time.

In the coming weeks, we will be featuring the different agencies receiving funds and how those programs will impact our community. Stay tuned!


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