The City of Tulsa and Tulsa County have partnered with Restore Hope to administer rental assistance. The second round of rental assistance applications opened on March 15, 2021.
Rental assistance funds will be available through September 2022, or until the funds run out.
Click here to view the City of Tulsa's Emergency Rental Assistance Program information.
To date the City of Tulsa has received $12 million dollars and Tulsa County has received $7 million dollars. More funding will be coming from the American Rescue Plan Act that President Biden signed early March. Funds will be distributed on a first come, first served basis until exhausted. It is important that rental housing property owners and managers to work closely with their residents (tenants) to complete application process.
To qualify, renters must...
- be 18 years or older
- have a household income at or below 80% of the area median income
- demonstrate risk of experience homelessness or housing instability
- have experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, experience a financial hardship due to COVID-19, or have qualified for unemployment benefits since March 13, 2020
Emergency Rental Assistance funds can cover past rent due (as far back as April 2020) and cover up to three months of future rent. The funds can also cover utility expenses (water, gas, propane and electric) if these expenses are not included in rent.
Rent payments will be made directly to the rental housing provider (landlord). Because of this, there is a requirement of documentation to be submitted by the rental housing provider as part of the application process.
Click here to access the rental assistance application and learn more about the Emergency Rental Assistance program administered through Restore Hope.
In partnership with the City of Tulsa and Restore Hope, the Tulsa Apartment Association hosted a webinar for members that included information about available rental assistance and a tutorial for how to submit an application for rental assistance. The recording of this webinar is below.
The rental assistance program being administered through Restore Hope is available to any resident living in northeastern Oklahoma. This includes the following counties: Tulsa, Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Haskell, Mayes, McIntosh, Muskogee, Nowata, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Rogers, Sequoyah, Wagoner, Washington
If a resident lives outside the northeastern Oklahoma area and needs rental assistance, they should contact Community Cares Partners, www.okcommunitycares.org.
If you are looking for more COVID-19 related information for rental housing providers, we encourage you to visit the National Apartment Association's website by clicking here.