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Available Programs and Opportunities 

Programs Available to SNI Neighborhoods

Current SNI Volunteer Opportunities


Upcoming SNI Workshops and Events

 NE SNI Housing and Legal Workshop

Thursday, March 12th, 2020 - 6:00pm-8:00pm

Christ Temple Church (2717 N Kelley Ave, OKC, OK 73105)

Topics include:

•   Common Legal Issues - Probates, Deeds, Title, Trusts

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

•   Down-Payment Assistance


Capitol Hill Tree Planting

Friday, April 24th, 2020 - 8:00am-1:00pm 

Capitol Hill Library (327 SW 27th St, OKC, OK 73109)

Tree Request Form  All homes and businesses within the SNI boundaries of Capitol Hill (follow link for map) are eligible. Renters, contact your landlord for permission and signatures and submit the form by Friday, March 27th, 2020.

Volunteer Sign-Up  We would love if business owners, students, and community members from Capitol Hill could join us as volunteers and plant trees through out the neighborhood. There is some semi-heavy lifting of trees and mulch but don’t worry, NO ONE has to dig holes, as they are pre-dug.  



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, three new SNI neighborhoods were approved by City Council in December of 2017: Capitol Hill, Capitol View and Culbertson’s East Highland (extended two more years). 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)

2019 SNI Progress Report (PDF)

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

More Information

Shannon Entz
(405) 297-2911
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