Oklahoma tornadoes: Oklahoma agency offers grants to tornado victims

The Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency is offering grants for families impacted by tornadoes in 2013.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: May 25, 2013

The Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency is offering grants for families affected by tornadoes in 2013.

The grants, capped at $2,000 per household, may be used for housing-related expenses including utility deposits, security deposits, hotel rooms and first month's rent. There is no income limit attached to the grants.

Applications for these grants will be taken at Oklahoma Emergency Management's resource center once it opens. Families applying for assistance must have a valid number from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

“Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency and its Board of Trustees stand ready and willing to help families affected by the recent tornadoes,” said Dennis Shockley, OHFA executive director. “Our hope is that these grants may provide some peace of mind to those affected by these devastating storms.”

Board Chairman Richard Lillard said the agency also will work with families to see if more permanent housing solutions are available to fit their particular needs.

“We recognize that recovery from a disaster of this nature takes time,” Lillard said.

For more information, call 419-8196.

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