The 2015 Oklahoma Affordable Housing Market Study
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. CDT
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The Statewide Affordable Housing Market Study was commissioned by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce and the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency. Funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery program, the study builds upon an initial 2001 statewide housing study and incorporates additional topics and datasets not included previously, including: Disaster Resiliency, Homelessness, Fair Housing, and Lead-Based Paint Hazards. The results allow planners, municipalities, developers, and non-profit agencies to most effectively target their resources to address the state’s affordable housing and disaster preparation needs. Overall, Oklahoma is expected to need 43,942 housing units for ownership and 22,879 housing units for rent though the year 2020. Cities should be working to update and maintain emergency management plans, and promote housing choice for homeless, low-income, and working Oklahomans.
Kathleen Wieters, AICP