As homelessness in OKC increases, local organizations struggle to find suitable housing.
The 2017 Point-in-Time study showed that 118 families in Oklahoma City have no permanent place of residence.
Oklahoma Humanities, AmeriCorps and Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma will most likely be affected if federal program budgets are cut.
“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.”
New housing measures protect citizens against discrimination because of sexual orientation, disability, age and familial status.
Oklahoma City Council members are trying to find a solution to dangerous abandoned apartments that have cost the city thousands of dollars.
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…