Who We Support

Housing Navigator

City Care

Award Date: May 18, 2021
Awarded: $61,000
Arnall Community Fund Award

City Care inspires those willing to look social injustice and extreme poverty in the face and empowers them to do whatever it takes to create change. In partnership with the Oklahoma County Diversion Hub, the Housing Navigator works to provide housing services to individuals who are justice-involved. They create a culture of client-centered service while helping their clients develop the skills and capacity to care for their families. They are also responsible for collecting data, records, and documentation of services offered. The Housing Navigator works with local landlords and property managers to build relationships and understanding and to dispel fallacies about leasing to those that are justice-involved individuals. In addition, the Navigator serves as a support network for clients, offering help with security deposits, furnishings for the home, and utilities setup. This position is collaborative in nature, working closely with other service providers, including the Homeless Alliance, and adopts the “no wrong door” policy in approach, meaning that they make a point to help any individual that walks through the door, and if they cannot be served by City Care, referrals to other service providers and resources will be made.

The Arnall Community Funds are administered through Oklahoma City Community Foundation (OCCF) and provide grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the state of Oklahoma that are working to improve outcomes for individuals, children and families involved with animal welfare and in the child welfare and criminal justice systems. The OCCF staff will manage the grant administration process and all grantmaking decisions will be made by OCCF Trustees. Learn more about the process.