Tulsa County Commissioners approve $3 million for rental assistance program

(KOTV – NEWS ON 6) — The Tulsa County Commission approved an initial $3 million for a rental assistance program to help those feeling the financial strain caused by COVID-19.

Representatives said the program aims to help keep a roof over a renter’s head and prevent landlords from experiencing financial troubles of their own. 

“It’s just a trickle-down effect,” said Stan Sallee, Tulsa County commissioner. “The people have lost their jobs; landlords aren’t receiving rent and the same thing with businesses.”

Sallee said Tulsa County and the Tulsa Housing Authority partnered to prevent families from facing eviction during the economic downturn.

“Just the stress, the potential of being evicted would be traumatic to any family,” Sallee said.

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