Rental Assistance Available for Tulsa County residents!
If you are behind on rent due to COVID 19 - help is available!
Apply by October 31!
Step 1: Apply online at https://tulsahousing.nanmckay.com by uploading required documents including - copy of lease, pay stubs or unemployment documentation.
Step 2: Provide your application number to your landlord so that they can submit a W-9 proving that they own the property.
Step 3: Once the application is complete, reviewed and approved, the rent will be paid to your landlord directly.
For more information or assistance, call 918-236-0949 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Where to get help with your application:
- October 25th from 1pm - 5pm at CREOKS Behavioral Health Services (4103 S Yale Ave, Suite B)
- October 28th from 4pm - 7pm at Hope UMC (12424 E 31st St)
For a printable flyer in English and Spanish, click here.
Required documents you will need to bring:
- Copy of the lease. The document must include:
- Property Address
- Lease Start Date
- Lease end date*
- Monthly rental amount
- Owner Information
- Contact Information for Owner or Agent for Owner
Unemployment eligibility letter and/or determination letter 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).
Are you struggling to pay rent but not because of the COVID - 19 Pandemic? Call 211.
Pledge to VOTE in support of our Agenda for ACTION:
Protect the Health of Tulsans
Provide Funding for Public Schools
Guard the Economic Capacity of Residents
Balance the Rights of Landlords and Tenants
Build Racial Equity
VOTING INFORMATION - Go to the OK Voter Portal to check your registration, request an absentee ballot, follow your absentee ballot status, or find your precinct location for in-person voting!
October 27 is the last day to apply for an absentee ballot, but don't wait that long!
After you fill out your absentee ballot and seal it in the ballot envelope, you need to validate it:
Validating Your Ballot
You have two options:
1. Have it notarized. DO NOT SIGN the affidavit envelope until you are before the notary public. Bring an unexpired, state-issued ID to the notary. You may not use a voter registration card as proof of identity for a notary. The notary will witness you sign the Affidavit envelope, then sign and stamp it with their seal.
Many banks provide notary services. It is always FREE to have a ballot notarized.
2. Obtain a photo copy of the front and back of your Oklahoma DL, your military ID, or your voter registration card and attach with tape or paper clip to the outside of the yellow envelope. Be sure to fill out and sign the top of the affidavit envelope!
Returning Your Ballot
A mailed absentee ballot must be received by the county election board by 7 p.m. on Election Day to be counted. The USPS recommends mailing your voted absentee ballot at least one (1) week prior to the election date. Using 2 first class stamps is recommended.
You may deliver your ballot in-person to the county election board (555 N Denver Ave) during regular business hours and during early voting hours. Hand-delivered ballots must be returned no later than the end of business hours on the day before the election, and the voter must show the same identification required for in-person voting. Generally, it is unlawful to hand-deliver another person's absentee ballot.
Thursday, October 29 from 8 am - 6 pm
at the following location ONLY: Tulsa Drillers Stadium ONEOK Field: 201 N. Elgin Ave.
Polls are open 7am-7pm on Tues, Nov 3
Currently working on:
Holding candidates accountable -
ACTION drew more than 500 attendees to two online city candidate accountability sessions on Aug 6 and Aug 13. The accountability sessions were framed with stories told by Tulsans about how they are impacted by the Health crisis, Economic recovery efforts, Racial inequity, and Eviction worries. City Council and Mayoral candidates were asked how they would address challenges like these for Tulsa families, and to pledge to work with ACTION for long-term solutions. “We are looking for bold leaders who are HERE for our families,” said Deanna Tirrell, ACTION president.
Student Loan Debt -
The Student Loan Borrower’s Bill of Rights overwhelmingly passed the house, and had bi-partisan support in the Senate, but was not heard before the 2020 session ended. This bill requires loan servicers to give accurate information to borrowers, including their full range of payment options if they have trouble paying back a loan, rather than just forbearance. It is imperative that student loan borrowers have the right to fair lending practices. We look forward to it being presented in the next legislative session.
There are over 44 million people who owe more than $1.5 trillion in the U.S. simply because they sought an education. Learn about a Tulsa woman who has been grappling with student loan issues for years: "I beat cancer, but I can't beat my student loan problems!"
Public Education Support -
Parents, teachers, legislators, school board members, and local residents have long shared stories of how their families are being impacted by too little funding for our schools. We hear stories of crowded classrooms, difficulty finding teachers to hire, classroom safety for students and teachers, and the impact the lack of children's mental health services. ALL of these issues are made worse by the current pandemic crisis! We are talking with administrators and experts in childhood trauma to explore ways for children to get help and for teachers and support staff to be supported.
IAF Network Supports Help for Families
ACTION, and the 65 other members of the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) network to which we belong, urged Congress to deliver an economic stimulus plan that protects those who urgently need help the most: American workers, families, and small businesses on the front lines of this national emergency. We ask our leaders to focus on Urgent Principles for Maintaining Economic Stability
We stand together!
OUR VISION: An engaged, equitable community where all people have power to influence public decisions. OUR MISSION: To strengthen institutions, build power, and advocate change by acting collectively to improve our quality of life in the Tulsa area.
Love your neighbor, don't evict him: Tulsa World Editorial from Rev. Greg Taylor
The state of Oklahoma ranked in the bottom fifth of the nation in their response to the eviction crisis during the pandemic, receiving zero stars out of 5 from Eviction Lab. On June 1, Allied Communities of Tulsa Inspiring Our Neighborhoods (ACTION) and Voices Organized In Civic Engagement (VOICE) invited elected officials to help address the issue by pausing evictions and using CARES Act funds for rental assistance to tenants and landlords. At ACTION's urging, the city council of Tulsa unanimously approved a resolution asking the governor to extend the moratorium as requested.
In response, the Governor allocated $10m in CARES Act funding for rental relief, with $5 marked for Tulsa. In addition, meetings with County Commissioner Ron Peters resulted in another $15m to boost the program.
Member Institutions in action: