2018 Coalition Events 

Jennifer McCabe, Program Committee Chair

2017 is nearly over and the Program and Events Committee has been hard at work preparing for 2018.  This is because of the survey YOU, our member, participated in.  We will be hosting four major events next year as well as partnering with other organizations on their events.
  1. Legislative Day at the Capitol – March 28, 2018:  All events will take place at the Capitol including vendor booths and breakfast.  Details forthcoming

  2. Annual Coalition Meeting – May 16, 2018:  Our location will be Central Oklahoma Home Builders in Edmond.  Programming details are being finalized with more information to come soon.

  3. Tax Credit Application (QAP) Luncheon  – July 2018:  Centered around OHFA’s application review, this is a MEMBERS ONLY event.

  4. One-Day Housing Conference with Breakout sessions – Fall 2018:  We will cover a number of topics during the one-day training with subjects relevant to every sector.

If interested in serving on this Committee and/or Chairing this, please let our Coalition Manager know.  We look forward to seeing you next year!

RECAP:  2017 Regional Housing Forums: Affordable Housing Toolkit  – Andrea Frymire, Event Chair

Well the summer is over as we can tell by the end of the Regional Housing Forums.  Each were well attended with lots of information shared for those interested in impacting their communities through affordable housing.  In 2018, Metro Fair Housing will be using the Regional Housing Forum Brand for one year as we all celebrate 50 years of Affordable Housing.  We hope you will support this effort by attending and watch your Coalition event promotional emails.


Affordable Housing Renovation Tour: The Douglass at Page Woodson

After sitting empty for more than 20 years, the facility has re-opened its doors as affordable housing in Oklahoma City.  The historic building, now known as The Douglass, has been converted into 60 apartments by SCG Development and Colony Partners.  The joint-venture partners have also constructed The Douglass Next Door, a new building that provides an additional 68 affordable apartments.

Members of the Oklahoma Coalition for Affordable Housing toured the project which is a converted school building dating back to 1911. Tax Credits including bonds and 4% low income housing tax credits were used to finance the $28 million project.

In addition to apartments, Progress OKC, a 501c3 nonprofit Community Development Corporation offices in one wing to help serve a long neglected northeast Oklahoma City neighborhood.

History:  Page Woodson School’s history dates to the early 1900’s, when the building opened as Lowell School.  It was 1934 when the former all-white Lowell School was expanded and transformed into a home for the all black Douglass High School.  The school closed in 1993 as the neighborhood’s population plunged.


2017 Premiere Sponsor:

Midwest Housing Equity Group, Inc.