This morning, the CDC extended the eviction moratorium through June 30, 2021. This means that landlords are prohibited from filing an eviction or removing covered tenants for non-payment of rent until July 1, 2021.
To assist landlords and tenants during this extended delay of evictions, rental assistance and free mediation services are available.
The City of Tulsa’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) assists landlords who have experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Tulsa has partnered with Restore Hope to efficiently administer the program and make payments directly to landlords. Rental and utility assistance is available for tenant households who are: City of Tulsa residents, over the age of 18, have experienced financial hardship directly or indirectly due to COVID-19, and have a household income at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI). Fact sheets and AMI charts are attached to this email. For additional information, visit: http://www.cityoftulsa.org/erap.
The Early Settlement Mediation Program provides free mediation services to resolve disputes with your tenant, including non-payment of rent. Mediation is a meeting between a landlord and a tenant with a neutral third-party who can help you to reach a mutually beneficial agreement that will resolve your disagreements outside of a courtroom. Mediation is free and effective. Call 918-596-7786 or complete an intake form available at: http://www.tulsacounty.org/mediation/intake.