County commissioners approve more money for THA rental assistance

(Tulsa World) — The Tulsa County Commissioners approved another $3 million for the Tulsa Housing Authority’s rent assistance program, according to a news release. 

The second installment comes after applicants sought nearly that much in relief in the program’s first week. After the program launched Aug. 24, THA received 1,152 applications and $1.59 million worth of aid in the first 48 hours.

At the end of the program’s first week, $2.3 million had been requested, according to a news release. The average application reportedly asked for $1,408.87. 

“We initially set aside $14.25 million for rental assistance in $3 million installments based on our best estimates of the need,” said Tulsa County Commissioner Karen Keith in a news release. “We are excited to see so many applications come in so quickly to help those in need and avoid evictions.”

Read more in the Tulsa World.