2017 Calendar of Events

RECAP:  May 17th: Annual Meeting: Economic Outlook, Housing and Health….understanding the connection

More than 90 advocates for affordable housing attended the Coalition’s Annual Meeting on May 17th.  The meeting opened with comments from outgoing OHFA Executive Director Dennis Shockley who will retire in October.  The crowd was also introduced to the new OHFA Executive Director Deborah Jenkins followed by informative presentations from Chad Wilkerson and Steven Shepelwich with the Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) of Kansas City. Click on their names to see their presentations.   Enjoy photos from the event.


Current Coalition President Wanda DeBruler and Past President Andrea Frymire remarks including “Year in Review” information for activities, events and state of the Coalition.  The Coalition received approval from the IRS to operate as a 501 (c) (6) organization and in 2016 the Coalition received $60,306.08 in income  from membership and sponsorship income and paid out $52,729.25 in expenses providing a net income for 2016 of $7,576.83.  To recap:

August 2, 2017 – (Member ONLY Event)

2018 Oklahoma Tax Credit Luncheon (Qualified Allocation Plan) to review and discuss proposed Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) application changes and to form a list of consensus items for submission through the Coalition.  Location:  Ted’s Cafe Escondido Banquet Hall – 2836 Northwest 68th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73116.

Be the Voice. Be a Champion for Affordable Housing. 

Join the conversation and be part of a coordinated effort on affordable housing.  The Coalition for Affordable Housing invites members to a luncheon meeting on August 2, 2017 to review and discuss Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency’s 2018 DRAFT Low Income Housing Tax Credit Application. 

Meeting objectives include:

  • Review of the draft 2018 LIHTC application (Bring your own copy; www.ohfa.org)
  • Collect member feedback
  • Develop consensus comments from members

Arrive early for registration and to meet and mingle with colleagues. Join us, August 2, 2017, registration begins at 11:00, buffet lunch at 11:30 and discussion starting at noon!

Members are our strength!

Don’t miss this luncheon and an opportunity to provide feedback to OHFA.  Your voice and participation is needed to ensure affordable housing is available for all Oklahomans! 

Silver Sponsor:   Volunteers of America

PREMIER SPONSOR: Midwest Housing Equity Group

Sponsorship Available

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August 2017 – September 2017: Regional Housing Educational Forums

Building Housing Development Capacity: Nonprofit and Community Toolkit will be will be held in Ardmore, Enid, Oklahoma City and Tulsa.  Sponsors are the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, FDIC, and Midwest Housing Equity Group.

Click on the city to register

August 9 – Enid     August 23 – Tulsa    September 19 – Ardmore    September 26 – Midwest City

Thanks to our sponsors!  This event brought to you by:

Oklahoma Coalition for Affordable Housing

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City – OKC Branch

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Cenrral Oklahoma Commercial Association of REALTORS®

DeBruler, Inc

Midwest Housing Equity Group

Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency

Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka

Housing Opportunity Grant provided by the National Association of REALTORS®.  Continuing Education: Five Hours of CE for attorneys, planners, real estate licensees and social workers is pending. 


2017 Regional Housing Forum Sponsor Packet


RECAP:  Day at the Cap and Legislative Reception

Success!  We hosted a successful 2nd Annual Affordable Housing Day at the Capitol where we provided a key opportunity to our members to meet with  State Senator and Representatives directly to educate them on our efforts to provide safe affordable housing in communities across Oklahoma.  Click here to download a PDF of the Affordable Housing Day Brochure.

Sponsorship Opportunities

OCAH has multiple opportunities for Sponsorship throughout the year! Our annual 2017 Sponsorship Booklet allows you to plan and budget your Sponsorship dollars for the maximum impact! Please contact us at ocah@outlook.com for additional information or to reserve your space! Download today!2017 Sponsorship Booklet REGIONAL HOUSING FORUMS During 2017, OCAH will be presenting a series of … Continue reading Sponsorship Opportunities

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Regional Housing Forums

In 2016, the Oklahoma Coalition for Affordable Housing hosted a series of six Regional Housing Forums in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City – Oklahoma City Branch. These Forums included a presentation of the data from the recently completed Statewide Housing Needs Assessment. Participants in the Forums submitted their thoughts and ideas … Continue reading Regional Housing Forums

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