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.
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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You will need to provide the following information:
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:
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.
You will be required to upload the following documents:
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.
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.