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Homeless Strategy Coordinator

City of Oklahoma City

Award Date: March 12, 2021
Awarded: $30,000

In 2019, Mayor David Holt formed a Task Force on Homelessness in hopes of developing a plan to prevent and reduce homelessness in the city. In June of 2021, the Task Force, along with key stakeholders, broke down its strategies to begin to combat the problem in a 118-page report titled the "Comprehensive Strategy to Address Homelessness in Oklahoma City". The City established a dedicated senior staff position to oversee implementation of the plan. Responsibilities include engaging and coordinating community and service agency partners in the work of implementing the Strategy; working directly with partner agencies and City staff to reduce occurrence of homelessness in Oklahoma City; coordinating and participating in implementation teams; tracking and reporting progress toward implementation goals; completing analyses and research as needed; providing oral and written update reports to management and City leaders and stakeholders; managing and helping develop a new “A Better Way Program” to provide employment and training.