Tulsa County approves initial $3 million from coronavirus funds for housing assistance

(PUBLIC RADIO 89.5) — Tulsa County Commissioners approved on Monday an initial $3 million for local housing assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Tulsa Housing Authority will administer the program, which should start late next month. THA President and CEO Aaron Darden said funds will be available to Tulsa County residents who are having trouble paying their rent or mortgage because of the pandemic, hopefully helping them stave off eviction.

“The worst thing that you can do right now is make someone homeless in the midst of a pandemic where you are pretty much eliminating their ability to be able to social distance. They’re either going to end up in a shelter or they’re going to end up crowded into a home or an apartment with family or friends,” Darden said.

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