New low-barrier homeless shelter for those with pets to open in February | Local News

“Housing Solutions will not be providing on-site services,” Gligo said. “We will definitely be using our outreach team and doing some case management and housing navigation, but we will be working with our A Way Home for Tulsa partners, who are much more experienced in group shelters, to manage the day-to-day aspect of that.

City spokeswoman Michelle Brooks said that, where appropriate, the city will incorporate HUD’s operating standards into its contract with Housing Solutions and will also review Housing Solutions’ best practices and practices when preparing of the agreement.

Speaking after the meeting, Gligo said the funding approved by the city council would allow the shelter to operate for three months, but could stay open longer.

“I think if we’re able to get more funding and see there’s a continued need, then there’s always an opportunity for expansion,” Gligo said.

Last year, Housing Solutions created and operated a low-barrier, non-collective transitional facility at the former Wyndham Hotel, 10918 E. 41st St. The “Housing Hotel”, as it was known, was created following the February frost. which endanger the lives of hundreds of people living on the streets.

Housing Solutions and its partners have been widely praised for their efforts to get people off the streets and into safe temporary accommodation. The Hotel to Housing, however, has drawn criticism from several former Housing Solutions employees who have alleged that the facility is poorly managed, fraught with illegal activity and unable to deliver promised services to its residents.

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