City of Tulsa’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program Opens Today

The City of Tulsa’s emergency rental and utility assistance program will begin accepting applications today. The City of Tulsa received $12 million in federal funds to provide rental and utility assistance for landlords whose tenants have experienced hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To distribute the funds quickly and efficiently, the City has partnered with Restore Hope to administer the program.

To make an application, tenants can call 918-528-9008 or visit http://erap.restorehope.org. Below is more information about the City of Tulsa’s emergency rental assistance program.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible, a tenant must:

  • Be a City of Tulsa resident,
  • Have experienced financial hardship directly or indirectly due to the COVID-19 pandemic,
  • Be at risk of homelessness or housing instability, and
  • Have a household income at or below 80 percent of the Average Median Income (AMI) for Tulsa as set by HUD.

What about Tulsa County tenants?

The City of Tulsa and Tulsa County have both partnered with Restore Hope to provide emergency rental assistance programs. Tenants in both the City of Tulsa and Tulsa County use the same rental assistance application through Restore Hope.

What if the tenant has been denied rental assistance before?

Tenants who have previously been denied rental assistance may be eligible for help through the City of Tulsa’s emergency rental assistance program. Tenants who have previously received rental assistance may also qualify, but cannot receive assistance for any rent that has been covered by another rental assistance program.

How can I find out more information?

To learn more about the City of Tulsa’s emergency rental assistance program, visit: http://www.cityoftulsa.org/erap

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