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Volunteers conduct surveys at the Homeless Alliance Day Shelter in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Annual homeless survey shapes city, nonprofit response and federal aid

Annual homeless survey shapes city, nonprofit response and federal aid

“It’s not so much that the economy is in a tailspin and more people are becoming homeless,” Straughan said. “Its that we are not able to get folks who are homeless housed as quickly.”

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City council passes anti-discrimination housing measures

New housing measures protect citizens against discrimination because of sexual orientation, disability, age and familial status.

Power of the purse

The descendants of freedmen of the Cherokee Nation, who are mostly black, recently were declared to be ineligible for tribal membership following a years-long court fight. A separate case is currently going on in federal court and has yet to be decided. These freedmen are the descendants of former slaves owned by the tribes, and

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