“Due to the current economic climate and social distancing practices, many college students in Oklahoma have lost internship opportunities that they worked hard to secure,” said Brandon Oldham, program officer at George Kaiser Family Foundation.
“The Tulsa Responds Task Force’s goal is to help organizations successfully apply for relief funding. We are here to help Tulsa bounce back as fast as possible by guiding local small businesses and nonprofits through the various assistance programs,” said Rose Washington, chief executive officer of Tulsa Economic Development Corporation.
Due to the COVID-19 threat, the test excavation will be postponed until it is safe to continue.
The award of the $30 million FY2017 Implementation Grant and significant additional leverage will accelerate and achieve the community’s vision for Eugene Field’s transformation. With these resources, the housing authority, the City, and their development partner, McCormack Baron Salazar Inc. will replace 390 units of distressed public and HUD-assisted housing with 460 units of high quality mixed-income housing. The redevelopment will break up these concentrated super blocks, creating townhomes and garden style apartments with pedestrian friendly streets, greenspaces, and commercial amenities.
There is so much work to be done, and I am always among the first to admit that we are far from the ideal situation in this city. But I completely believe that we have enough people in our city that care about our kids to make things better.