New Case Study Posted on HUD User

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

The Zarrow Foundations Expand Affordable Housing and Mental Health Services in Tulsa, Oklahoma

HUD User publishes a series of case studies based on federal, state, and local strategies that increase affordable housing opportunities and support community development. The projects and community development efforts featured in these reports have demonstrated innovation through a multitude of partnerships and initiatives.

The Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation and the Maxine & Jack Zarrow Family Foundation have worked since the 1980s to lift residents of Tulsa, Oklahoma, out of poverty. To this end, the foundations have funded housing, healthcare, social service, and food security providers, with a special focus on addressing mental health and homelessness. In 2007, the foundations, along with the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma (MHAO), established Building Tulsa, Building Lives, a funding campaign to raise $30 million to end chronic homelessness in the city through affordable housing and supportive services. More than 30 additional partners eventually joined the campaign, which over 5 years raised $57 million to finance 514 affordable housing units and implement numerous improvements to benefit Tulsa service providers and their clients.

Visit HUD User's Case Studies page to learn more about affordable housing and to read other accounts of communities across the nation coming together to combat chronic homelessness.

Posted July 18, 2019

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