Current estimates put the homeless in the Tulsa area at about 7000.
Tulsa County has the 11th highest eviction rate in the nation. Tulsa is the 45th largest city in the Nation and averages over 1100 eviction filings per month.
Ending Chronic Homelessness Saves Taxpayers Money. A chronically homeless person costs the taxpayer an average of $35,578 per year. This study shows how costs on average are reduced by 49.5% when they are placed in supportive housing.
From 2016 to 2017, homelessness increased nationally by 0.7 percent. The largest increases were among unaccompanied children and young adults (14.3 percent increase), individuals experiencing chronic homelessness (12.2 percent increase), and people experiencing unsheltered homelessness (9.4 percent increase).
Currently about 15% of Tulsan's live below the poverty level and thousands don't have any form of transportation. On The Porch Tulsa was created to get help to those who have no way to get the resources they need.
Life Change Tulsa is dedicated to assist the current homeless and to build Life Change Housing Centers to prevent future homelessness.