Oklahoma Bar Journal

Bar Foundation News | OBF Announces 2024 Housing Protection and Community Redevelopment Grantees

The Oklahoma Bar Foundation is excited to announce that $331,800 in grants will fund six nonprofits providing legal representation to low-income Oklahomans in the areas of foreclosure, eviction, domestic violence, civil legal aid and commutation.


Grantee  Area of Service  Funding Amount 
Community Action Agency (LASO)* Canadian and Oklahoma counties $47,500
Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma – Mortgage Foreclosure Defense LeFlore, Pittsburg and other counties $50,000
OCU School of Law – Pro Bono Housing Foreclosure and Eviction Assistance Program Oklahoma County $90,300
Safe Center (LASO)* Stephens and Jefferson counties $48,000
Tulsa County Bar Association Tulsa County $6,000
Tulsa County Public Defender – Project Commutation Tulsa County $90,000
*Indicates embedded attorney from Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma (LASO) Total $331,800


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The Mortgage Foreclosure Defense program at Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma positively impacts about 75 families per year that are on the verge of losing their homes. The program provides access to a reliable attorney and other effective resources to educate homeowners and communicate with lenders to resolve issues so that families can stay in their homes. This program focuses on Oklahoma counties experiencing a high number of home foreclosures, like Pittsburg and LeFlore counties.


How can the OBF help improve the administration of justice in your courtroom? Courts can apply now through March 4 for an OBF Court Grant for technological equipment like interactive display boards and audio/video systems. Find the online application at www.okbarfoundation.org/grants/grant-applications.

Originally published in the Oklahoma Bar JournalOBJ 95 No. 2 (February 2024)

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