Establishing safe, stable, and affordable options for living

Housing is health care. Managing health issues is undoubtedly easier with somewhere safe and stable to live. The Tulsa CARES housing program addresses unstable housing and serves as a gateway into care, thus improving the effectiveness of other programs and empowering clients to better focus on their health.

Although you may face a variety of barriers to stable housing, the Tulsa CARES housing team is here to help you navigate the complicated world of housing assistance.

Rent and Utility Assistance

Tulsa CARES offers financial assistance to qualified clients and their families, including long-term planning, mortgage, rent, utility, and deposit assistance. Client participation requires case management and the development of a housing plan of action to address barriers to stable housing.

Housing Information Services

For individuals simply in need of housing information regarding subsidized/Section 8 housing, landlord-tenant laws, and affordable housing options, the housing team is available for assistance. This support is provided to any person living with HIV and Hepatitis C in Northeastern Oklahoma and does not require care coordination services.


The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program provides Federal assistance to local communities for the benefit of eligible persons living with HIV. The housing program is funded by HOPWA and administered by the City of Tulsa and the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.

To receive financial housing assistance, you must be referred by a primary care coordination site. You will be further screened on eligibility guidelines, and any client receiving financial assistance must complete a comprehensive housing needs assessment and care plan.