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Available Programs and Opportunities 

Programs Available to SNI Neighborhoods

Current SNI Volunteer Opportunities


Upcoming SNI Workshops and Events

SNI Homeownership Virtual Workshop (via Zoom) 

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Register Here to receive the Zoom link.

Celebrate Homeownership Month and meet our partners who can make your housing dreams a reality!
• Purchase Contracts
• Mortgages
• Predatory Lending
• Homeowners Insurance
• Down-payment Assistance Opportunities
• New, Affordable Homes available in NE OKC
• Homebuyer Education and Local Resources



 SNI Housing and Legal Workshop

Topics include:

•   Housing Discrimination and Eviction Prevention

•   Predatory Lending & Lease Purchase Contracts

•   Housing Rehab Programs (City of OKC and Community Action Agency)


POSTPONED: Spring 2021

 Capitol Hill Tree Planting  - Tree Request Form

All homes and businesses within the SNI boundaries of Capitol Hill (follow link for map) are eligible.   


SNI Target Areas

Through the Strong Neighborhoods Initiative (SNI), the City of Oklahoma City seeks to holistically improve neighborhoods through physical, social and economic investments that will tip neighborhoods toward vitality and self-sufficiency. SNI is funded by the City of Oklahoma City and with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Following a competitive selection process, two new SNI neighborhoods were approved by City Council in December of 2017: Capitol Hill and Capitol View. Culbertson’s East Highland was approved to being extended two more years. In June of 2020, SNI work will end in Culbertson's East Highland and City Council approved the addition of Metro Park beginning July 2020. Staff is working with neighborhood residents, local stakeholders and city departments to develop and implement revitalization strategies for all three neighborhoods.



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SNI neighborhoods will soon see beautification projects, new homes under construction, existing homes being repaired, hazardous trees removed, new trees planted, afterschool programs and more – all in an organized effort to realize the following revitalization outcomes: 

  1. Improved quality of life—From a place to “A Place”
  2. Engaged neighborhood groups, children & parents 
  3. Decreased turnover in neighborhood & schools 
  4. Improved property values & market stabilization 
  5. Decreased perception of crime 
  6. Reduction of vacant properties 
  7. Greater connectivity to jobs, education & services 
  8. Increased homeownership & private investment 

Recent Reports

One of the keys to the success of the SNI is openly engaging with the community and stakeholders. In this section, Staff will post SNI-related items such as reports, updates or presentations that may be of interest.  
2014 STEAM Case Study

2013-2015 SNI Progress Report (Published Spring 2016)

2013-2018 Progress Report - CTP & CNHP (PDF)

2019 SNI Progress Report (PDF)

Although SNI work ended in Classen Ten Penn and Classen’s North Highland Parked in June of 2018 and will end in June of 2020 for Culbertson's East Highland, we will continue to track, share and celebrate their revitalization progress.

More Information

Shannon Entz
(405) 297-2911
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