The Affordable Housing Demonstration: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Tulsa, site of one of Oklahoma's Affordable Housing Demonstration, is about 90 miles northeast of Oklahoma City and 60 miles from the Kansas and Arkansas borders. Tulsa's 379,000 (1984 U.S. Census) residents inhabit 117 square mlles of land. Approximately 70 percent of the population owns houslng, and 73 percent of respondents to a marketing survey believed home ownership to be a realistic goal. A typical first home in Tulsa in 1984 cost $79,500.
Tulsa's Mayor Jim Inhofe wanted to involve the city in the Affordable Housing Demonstration as soon as HUD announced the program, and official designation came on April 7, 1982. The mayor, city commissioners and staff, home builders association, and developer worked cooperatively on the demonstration, called Innovare Park.
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