A Way Home For Tulsa

Uniting the community to end long-term homelessness 

The Community Service Council is the designated Collaborative Applicant for the Tulsa City and County Continuum of Care (CoC), known as A Way Home For Tulsa (AWH4T), a program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. A Way Home For Tulsa is governed by a formal council of 23 agencies in Tulsa, identified below, representing a broad spectrum of public and private sectors, as mandated by The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009 (HEARTH Act.)

In addition to the implementation of a governance structure, the HEARTH Act also codified expanded roles and responsibilities of CoC lead agencies. Under the oversight of the AWH4T governance council, CSC manages the local process for applying, reviewing and prioritizing project applications for funding each year in HUD’s CoC Homeless Assistance Grants competition.

9/26/17: The Tulsa City-County Continuum of Care’s (CoC) Consolidated Application and Project Listing for Fiscal Year 2017 is now available for viewing.

 OK-501 CoC Application FY2017 FINAL
OK-501 CoC Priority List FY2017 FINAL

9/12/17: Final Ranking Approved for FY2017 Projects

The Tulsa City-County Continuum of Care’s (CoC) Governance voted to approve the below final ranking of the projects that were received in response to the Request for Proposal that was issued by the CoC on July 21, 2017 for this year’s U.S. Housing and Urban Development Notice of Funds Availability. Thank you for your participation in this process and your contributions to the community.

CoC Performance Rating and Ranking – FY2017 FINAL

8/28/17: All proposals submitted to A Way Home For Tulsa were forwarded to the external review panel. The review panel met on Thursday, August 31 to review, score and rank the applications. Please see the below Tulsa City-County Continuum of Care’s FY2017 Standards of Operation and Local Project Criteria, and the Local Application Review, Reallocation and Appeal Process.

CoC Standards of Operation and Local Project Criteria for Inclusion in FY2017 CoC Application
CoC Local Application Reallocation, Review and Appeal Process

Solicitation continues for new members in the Tulsa Continuum of Care

Tulsa’s Continuum of Care (or “CoC”) is seeking new advisory members. Read more about our group and how we support a system of outreach, engagement, assessment, prevention and evaluation for those experiencing homelessness, or those persons at risk of homelessness. 

Tulsa City & County Continuum of Care,
known as A Way Home For Tulsa
promotes community-wide commitment
to the goal of ending homelessness. 

Our Impact At-A-Glance >

For More Information

Rhené Ritter
A Way Home For Tulsa Coordinator


 This initiative aligns with CSC’s overall strategic plan. Learn More

Our Work

We manage the process for applying, reviewing and prioritizing project applications for funding each year in HUD’s CoC Homeless Assistance Grants competition

Recent Results

  • AWH4T organizations worked collaboratively to house 533 Tulsa veterans since the start of 2015, continuing a four-year trend of reducing veteran homelessness.
  • Tulsa housed 84 chronically homeless individuals in 2016 and set a path to functionally end homelessness for the most vulnerable, longest suffering segment of our community.
  • Tulsa’s homeless services/support providers reduced the number of hard to place chronically homeless individuals utilizing Tulsa area emergency shelters by 24% since 2013.

Current Priorities

Build a community-wide system of care that provides the level of services and supports for those experiencing sheltered and unsheltered homelessness needed to make homelessness in Tulsa rare, brief and non-recurring.

AWH4T Governance Council

  • 12 & 12
  • City of Tulsa Grants Department
  • Community Service Council
  • Counseling & Recovery Serv. of OK
  • Dayspring Villa
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • DVIS
  • Family & Children’s Services
  • Iron Gate
  • John 3:16 Mission
  • Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
  • Mental Health Association of OK
  • Morton Comprehensive Health Serv.
  • Participant Advisory Group
  • Restore Hope
  • Salvation Army
  • Tulsa County Social Services
  • Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless
  • Tulsa Housing Authority
  • Volunteers of America
  • Youth Advisory Board
  • Youth Services of Tulsa

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