That’s RAD: Transforming Lives and Communities

Recently our President & CEO, Aaron Darden, was interviewed for a piece in the Wichita Beacon about the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program as Wichita’s Housing Authority moves forward with plans to take advantage of the benefits RAD. You can read the article here. Celia Hack does a great job of explaining the RAD program … Continue reading That’s RAD: Transforming Lives and Communities

Creating a Better Tulsa – Envision Comanche Project Milestone

“Diversity and the related concepts of equity and inclusion rest on the fundamental proposition that our shared humanity matters more than that which might otherwise separate and divide us.” Hannibal Johnson, Author, Attorney, Consultant & Professor, excerpt from Oklahoma Humanities Magazine The significance of the fact that we submitted an application for a Choice Neighborhoods … Continue reading Creating a Better Tulsa – Envision Comanche Project Milestone

Got Goals? We’ve Got You. – Building Our Tomorrow Microgrant Program

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, many workers across the U.S. have pivoted towards entrepreneurship, both by choice and necessity. At Tulsa Housing Authority (THA), we’re supporting our residents’ and voucher holders’ dreams of owning their own business through the innovative Building Our Tomorrow Microgrant program. The brainchild of THA’s President & CEO, … Continue reading Got Goals? We’ve Got You. – Building Our Tomorrow Microgrant Program

Got Goals? We’ve Got You. – Family Self-Sufficiency Program

With the new year in full swing, many of us are figuring out how to best achieve the resolutions and goals we set for ourselves for 2022. A goal that many of our residents and voucher holders have is to reach self-sufficiency. While we’re here to serve Tulsans in need with safe, stable and affordable … Continue reading Got Goals? We’ve Got You. – Family Self-Sufficiency Program

How the Build Back Better Act Can Transform Affordable Housing

By the end of this calendar year, practitioners in affordable housing finance and development may be dusting off their project pipelines and new construction dreams as the federal government may pass what is likely a once-in-a-career funding package that will transform lives and communities across the country. The $153.95 billion funding package included in the … Continue reading How the Build Back Better Act Can Transform Affordable Housing

THAt’s My Day – Maintenance Supervisor Chris Powell

With more than 3,000 public housing units, our Maintenance team stays busy! From regular upkeep to emergency repairs, the THA Maintenance staff play an integral part in our ability to provide safe and appropriate affordable housing to Tulsa’s most vulnerable. We asked Maintenance Supervisor Chris Powell what a typical day in his role looks like, … Continue reading THAt’s My Day – Maintenance Supervisor Chris Powell

Being a T.E.A.M. Through COVID-19

Andrea Helms is a property manager at Tulsa Housing Authority (THA) and shared the following about her experience continuing to serve THA residents through the COVID-19 pandemic: “This new norm isn’t what we have been used to. Offices have been closed to the public, with all non-essential staff working remotely. In the last few weeks … Continue reading Being a T.E.A.M. Through COVID-19

THAt’s My Day – Property Manager Andrea Helms

Hi! I’m Andrea and I am a property manager at the Tulsa Housing Authority (THA). I manage two properties – Apache Manor and Sandy Park Apartments. I have worked in the multi-family housing industry for over 16 years. I am a mother to a beautiful 9-year-old daughter. Outside of work, I like to spend my … Continue reading THAt’s My Day – Property Manager Andrea Helms

The Story Behind #THAtsmystory

My favorite part of my job is the interaction I have with our residents (especially the kiddos). I just love hearing their stories, and it always strikes me just how similar we are. They want the same thing for their children as I want for mine. They want to feel safe and secure in their … Continue reading The Story Behind #THAtsmystory