Erik Solivan – June 4, 2021
Mike Workman: River West Tulsa
Ginny Hensley: Thank you, Mike! You can see floorplans and available units at liveatriverwest.com.
Mike Workman: Clickable link: http://liveatriverwest.com
Monica Barczak: How many NEW units are being created?
00:32:40 Karen Kiely: How are you dealing with the residents who are being displaced from the apartment complexes being torn down?
Kate Neary: What will be the process for placing subsidized tenants and do you already have a list of community based orgs you are working with?
Mikeale Campbell: ^^
Jeff Hall: Regarding Choice specifically, 390 units are being removed with over 430 being built back. so approximately 40 new units in Eugene Field, though the income mix changes from 100% subsidized to approximately 50% subsidized, 25% affordable, and 25% market
Jeff Hall: For relocation, we maintain staff of 7 relocation and case managers who connect with families daily to 1) provide one on one housing search counseling and then 2) ensure family support while relocated across education, health, workforce and education. families receive both virtual and in person connections and maintain that service throughout the duration of the grant term (through sept 2024) whether relocated onsite or back on site. all families receive first right to return to the newly built untis
Jeff Hall: we maintain a community partner network of over 60 agencies that work to provide services in the community and through direct resident referral. those agencies are lived on the river west web page and we always welcome more partners
Kate Neary: Have to jump off – THANK you for this, all very exciting!
Jeff Hall: so far for phase 1, all replacement units built for phase 1 has been filled by returning residents
Mikeale Campbell: when you say “opportunity” are they offered the rate they were paying or a higher rate? If different what’s the difference in rate?
Adrian Blanco: if we have ideas for housing authority, can we contact you?
Jeff Hall: the subsidized residents pay no more than 30% of their income in rent – just as before. Per regulations they also face no new screening measures and maintain first right to return
Mikeale Campbell: Thank you!
Mercedes Millberry Fowler: Is there coordination with public transit to ensure accessibility and connection?
Jeff Hall: tulsa transit has maintained their standing routes through eugene field. we have sought, and continue to do so, to consider eugene field routes for the new bus rapid transit
Mercedes Millberry Fowler: Thank you Jeff.
Jeff Hall: This is Ginny Hensley, VP of Communications for THA (for some reason Zoom signed me in as my colleague Jeff). If anyone has additional questions or comments, feel free to email me at Ginny.Hensley@tulsahousing.org.
Mercedes Millberry Fowler: Thanks Ginny!
Jeff Hall: www.liveatriverwest.com
Mike Workman: http://liveriverwest.com
Nancy Hatfield: Very informative – thank you!
Sharon Walsh: Thank you so much!