Tulsa Housing Authority Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The Tulsa Housing Authority has emergency rental assistance payments available to those who need help paying their rent because of job loss or income reduction due to the coronavirus pandemic, through Tulsa County CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) funds. This program does not cover missed mortgage payments.

Any household who has past due rent because of job loss or a significant reduction in income due to the pandemic, since the President declared a nationwide emergency on March 13, 2020, is encouraged to apply for assistance. Assistance will be paid on a first come, first served basis until all funds have been exhausted. A household will be eligible for up to three (3) months of past due rent, for a maximum of $3,000.

How do I apply for Assistance?

Applications will be accepted starting August 24 - October 31, 2020. If you need help completing the application, please call our call center Monday-Friday, from 8:00 am-5:00 pm at 918-236-0949.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the steps to apply?

Step 1

Complete the online application

You will need to provide the following information:

  • Applicant full name
  • Date of birth

You will need to answer questions about how you were impacted by COVID-19, as well as provide key information about your rental unit, including:

  • Lease start date
  • Lease end date (if applicable)
  • Address of your unit
  • Monthly rent amount
  • What months you are behind on your rent due to COVID-19
  • The name, address, phone number, and email address (if you know it) of the property owner

You will also need to answer questions about whether you receive any forms of housing assistance such as Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher, public housing, moderate rehabilitation, etc.

Additionally, you will be asked if you have received any other type of housing assistance payments from March 1, 2020 to now. If you have, you will need to explain what type of assistance you received and how much it was.

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Step 2

Upload the required documents

You will be required to upload the following documents:

  • Copy of the lease. The document must include:
    • Property Address
    • Lease Start Date
    • Lease end date*
    • Monthly rental amount
    • Owner Information
    *If the lease is expired, we will need a copy of the lease AND a current Water or Electric bill (dated within 60 days)
  • Contact Information for Owner or Agent for Owner
  • Unemployment stub for the applicant or a named leaseholder. If not receiving unemployment, one of the following is needed but not both:
    • Letter from employer on employer letterhead, OR
    • a pay stub from Jan or Feb 2020 and a current paystub (dated last 60 days).

Upload Tenant Documents

Owner W9

Owner Affidavit

Step 3

Application review

Your application will be reviewed. The processing team may reach out to you for additional information or documents. It will be important that you provide this information as quickly as possible. Additionally, the team will also reach out to the owner of the property to prove their ownership.

During this period you can check the status of your application here.

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Step 4

Determination of eligibility

If you are determined to be eligible for assistance, and there are still funds available, a payment for the past due rent, up to $3,000 will be made to the property owner. Payment will not be made to the tenant.

Need Help?
Contact Us

The call center will be available for assistance August 24 - October 31.
For further assistance please call our call center Monday-Friday, from 8:00 am-5:00 pm at 918-236-0949

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