River West, Tulsa

The River West neighborhood (formerly Eugene Field), which includes two subsidized housing communities in Brightwaters and Riverview Park, has been isolated from critical Tulsa resources for many years. USI is leading an effort to transform the River West community in a way that is inclusive and sustainable for all.

CHOICE TULSA PEOPLE STRATEGY

2020 Year in Review

Despite the uncertainty of 2020, with the help of our dedicated partners, residents, stakeholders, and case management team, we were still able to advance equitable results for families.

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About the Neighborhood

Economic Mobility
USI partners with local job training and workforce development providers in an effort to address the employment barriers River West residents have identified and to increase earned income and labor force participation.

Improving Health & Wellness
USI will expand options for healthcare services and improve residents’ access to healthy foods, mental health supports, and recreational facilities. In two years, USI has increased participation in health and fitness programming from 8% to 37%, which is helping families to lead healthier lives.

Propelling Educational Success
USI will work with local partners to increase children’s participation in high-quality early-learning programs, which is a critical step in moving families out of poverty.

Enrolling Families in Family Support
In Year 3 of the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative implementation grant, USI had 321 families from the River West neighborhood actively participating in case management. Families have begun returning to the new River West apartments. They are excited to return to their new homes.

The Impact

total household earned income

percent of residents connected to a primary care physician

individual scholars enrolled in early learning or after school enrichment programs

families actively participating in USI’s Family Support services

Understand how we’ve impacted the River West neighborhood since we were first introduced by checking out our dashboard.

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