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.

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SNI Target Areas

Based on several neighborhood indicators, three Oklahoma City neighborhoods were chosen as SNI Target Areas: Classen Ten Penn, Classen’s North Highland Parked and Culbertson’s East Highland.

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Goals

SNI neighborhoods will soon see new sidewalks, new homes under construction, existing homes being repaired, hazardous trees removed, 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)