Our mission

The mission of United Tenants of Tulsa is to build community and collective power to improve the lives of Tulsa tenants.


Why form a Tenant Association?

In Tulsa and across Oklahoma, tenants are suffering from a number of issues that affect their living situations, including:

  • Lack of safe, affordable housing
  • Poor property upkeep
  • Lacking legal protections
  • Loneliness and displacement
  • Scarce accommodations for disabled residents
  • Other economic and systemic issues

Currently, the most powerful voices in housing policy represent landowner interests.

It's time for tenants to have a seat at the table, too.


Our approach

People are our priority. We are a grassroots community of tenants building solidarity and power from the ground up to change policy and self-advocate.

We accomplish this through:

  • Cultivating relationships across lines of difference
  • Highlighting the stories and struggles of tenants in the Tulsa area
  • Developing tenants to be changemakers through mentorship, civic education, and leadership training
  • Raising funds through dues, donations, and grants

Register for our May 6th Launch Event