Wednesday Is Last Day For Public Feedback On OKC's Homeless Plan


Wednesday, July 7th 2021, 7:29 am
By: Caleb Califano


OKLAHOMA CITY -

Wednesday is the deadline for public feedback on Oklahoma City's multi-step plan to help the homeless. At last check, there are more than 1,500 people experiencing homelessness in Oklahoma City.

The city has created a more than 100-page strategic plan to help the homeless community. The City is asking for suggestions, but Wednesday is the last day people can go online to weigh in.

"We recognize that we don't have all the answers, and some of the best answers are out in the community," said Homeless Alliance Director Dan Straughan.

Mayor David Holt formed the Mayor's Task Force on Homelessness in 2019.

Since then, the group, which includes the Homeless Alliance, has developed a plan focused on affordable housing, transportation, temporary and emergency shelter and working with transitional youth services.

The City said after public feedback ends, they will pull the most constructive comments and try to implement them into the plan.

The City's homeless program planner hopes the city council will vote on the plan sometime this summer and implement it over the next few years.

Click here to go to the City's public comment page.