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 (AWHT), 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 AWHT 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.

May 9 at 6:30: Tulsa Area Fair Housing Partnership Movie Night
May 10 at 8:30 am: Making Vouchers Work For You

NOTICE > Solicitation for new “At-Large” 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. 

Recently Updated/Approved CoC Documents

September 2016: OK 501 FY2016 CoC Consolidated Application
August 2016: Tulsa City County FY2016 HUD CoC Competition Ranking
July 2016: FY2016 Local Competition Timeline and Instructions for Application for Projects >
Declaration of Intent to Submit a Renewal Application for a Project or Release Currently Awarded Funds for Reallocation
July 2016: CoC Standards of Operations and Local Project Criteria for Inclusion in Annual CoC Homeless Program’s Consolidated Application to HUD
July 2016: Local Application Reallocation, Review and Appeal Process
July 2016: Data & Quality Assurance Program
July 2016: Governance Charter
July 2016: Standards for Providing CoC Assistance 

News & Highlights

December 2016: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the award of $2.8 million in grants to provide funding for 18 local homeless housing and service projects being provided by member agencies of Tulsa’s Continuum of Care (CoC) known as A Way Home For Tulsa (AWHT). Read More >
January 2017: A Way Home For Tulsa seeks new advisory members. Learn More >
In January 2016, A Way Home for Tulsa surpassed its goal of housing 289 homeless veterans.
In 2016, A Way Home For Tulsa generated $2.7 million on average to support homeless programs in Tulsa including CSC’s HMIS program
In December 2014, A Way Home For Tulsa was selected through a competitive, national application process as one of the participants in a nationwide campaign to end veteran homelessness in 2015 and chronic homelessness in 2016 called Built for Zero. This campaign helped house 235 veterans in 2016.

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

Nathan Harvill
Continuum of Care 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

  • AWHT 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.

AWHT 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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