The Housing theme received a score of 45.78 in 2022, an increase of 3 points from the baseline score of 42.78 in 2018. New data was not available for analysis of indicator 26 from Topic 3 (“Tenant Stability”) of this theme, so that indicator’s values and scores have been carried over from the previous report. The indicators in this theme consider housing from three perspectives; those who own a home, those who rent, and those who experience homelessness.

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Shelter is a basic human need, without which other concerns cannot be effectively addressed. Once in stable housing, an individual has greater capacity to pursue education or employment, to work towards better health, or to focus on other personal goals to improve one’s quality of life.

All across the nation, cities are facing a serious crisis of a lack of affordable housing. The problem directly affects both homeowners and renters, who may struggle with meeting other needs such as food, health care, educational opportunities, child care, and transportation. This impacts whole communities. The limited ability of people to spend money on other consumer goods and services impacts job growth and economic development across all sectors of the local economy.

THE BELOW INTERACTIVE GRAPHS display five years of Tulsa Equality Indicator scores, divided into the three Topics for this Theme, and three Indicators for each Topic. The lines represent each Indicators’ scores for five years, allowing the viewer to observe how each score has changed over time and to compare the scores of different Indicators within a Theme. A hexagon reflects data from previous reporting year.  More on how we measure equality >

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