TULSA, Okla. – A new program hopes to help homeless Tulsans who experience homelessness find permanent housing.
The Hotel to Housing program matches landlords with potential tenants to get people off the streets and into permanent housing while helping landlords fill their vacancies.
“At first people might be a little worried, but when we are able to prove ourselves because we all know it, actions speak louder than words – prove to us that you can call us, that we will tell you. will answer, that you understand that. rent monthly. And often times we have more and more landlords as the password comes in, ”said Juliana Kitten, director of emergencies for Housing Solutions.
More than 300 of them have been accommodated in a hotel to protect them from the freezing cold of the winter storm.
This gave the opportunity to launch the hotel-to-housing initiative, connecting landlords and potential tenants.
“They have a lot of properties, where they rent and use Section 8 and they said it was fantastic for them, it supported them financially as well as minimal issues and concerns,” she said.
Right now they are asking owners to join the team. They said all tenants are required to honor the lease and must agree to have a home visit by a case manager at least once a week.
“We need as many rooms as we can,” Kitten said. “We have 263 rooms. Some of them are couples. Some of them are families. Most would potentially be one-bedroom units, but we also have people who definitely would, I think they have known each other for a long time and would like to have a roommate situation. “
Before the hotel-housing program was introduced, they followed a model with a longer process to get people into permanent housing. Now, they hope to offer a more effective and sustainable solution to stop the growth of homeless homeless people.
Homeowners wishing to join the program can contact the Tulsa Landlord Tenant Resource Center at 918-218-4138 or click here.
Next Thursday, they will be hosting an Owners Fair from noon to 2 p.m. for all owners interested in learning more about the program.
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