Kudos of the Month: Restore Hope Ministries

In a continuing effort to support individuals and families struggling with housing instability during the COVID-19 pandemic, Restore Hope has distributed $759,715 in Housing Stability Grants to six regional organizations in northeastern Oklahoma.

The funds are to be used to increase capacity and support for a variety of programs, including Emergency Rental Assistance Program  (ERAP)  partnership expansion at Broken Arrow Neighbors, Catholic Charities of Eastern Oklahoma, Tulsa Dream Center, Owasso Community Resources, Housing Solutions Tulsa and the Tulsa Day Center. 
All these organizations will be working as direct partners of Restore Hope to prevent homelessness, and to help transition community members from homelessness into housing. 

Broken Arrow Neighbors will be offering ERAP application assistance over the phone, and Catholic Charities will be providing language assistance to Spanish speaking applicants.  

“Since March, there has been an overwhelming need for housing support,” said Jeff Jaynes, executive director of Restore Hope, which has distributed more than $21 million in ERAP funds this year. “Partnering with these six organizations who are already committed to increasing housing stability through various programs and partnerships was a natural extension of our work.” 

Founded in 1978, Restore Hope Ministries seeks to restore families in financial crisis to economic and spiritual vitality. By reducing hunger, preventing homelessness, and promoting hope, Restore Hope works every day to fight poverty and restore hope for families in need in Tulsa County.

To learn more about Restore Hope, go to www.restorehope.org or follow @RHMTulsa on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.