Oklahoma City’s Brownfields Program supports redeveloping urban properties by providing site assessments and remediation assistance to underused or abandoned properties with confirmed or possible environmental contaminants that complicate development opportunities.
The City of Oklahoma City established the first Business Improvement District (BID) in 2001 and actively supports BIDs in commercial areas where property owners want to transform their areas, making them more attractive places for business. BIDs are regulated by the Oklahoma State Business Improvement Act.
The Commercial District Revitalization Program (CDRP) provides greater opportunities and assistance for local business districts to create vibrant destinations to shop, work and play locally.
Oklahoma City continues to work toward achieving the goal of ending homelessness through collaboration with non-profit agencies, the faith-based community and state agencies.
The Housing and Community Development Division manages numerous federal and state grants that support development of affordable housing, revitalization of neighborhoods, economic development and homeless assistance.
The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs works with the Arts Commission, oversees the coordination of the 1% for Arts ordinance, guides stewardship of the public art collection, and facilitates cultural planning and implementation and the relationships between artists, cultural organizations, and other groups.
The purpose of The Office of Sustainability is to integrate sustainability principles into decision making for improved economic, environmental and social health.
The Strong Neighborhood Initiative (SNI) is the City of Oklahoma City's program to holistically improve neighborhoods through physical, social and economic investments that will tip neighborhoods toward vitality and self-sufficiency.