Public Service Programs
Edmond's Public Service Programs
UR Special Ministries, Inc.
This is a self-esteem program that furnishes new clothing for “at-risk” children between the ages of 3 to 11. Clothing is given to children on three occasions during the program year, at back-to-school, Christmas, and Easter. In addition the CDBG funds, private donations to the program included cash and in-kind contributions. (405) 340-2799
The HOPE Programs
The HOPE Center of Edmond’s mission is to meet the basic needs of the people in our community in emergencies. Through CDBG Funds, The City of Edmond assists the HOPE Center in the following programs:
- Rental Assistance - to prevent homelessness by assisting the HOPE Center in providing a one time in twelve month period, emergency stipend to renters who have received an eviction notice or are moving from transitional housing, an emergency shelter or a medical facility.
- Utility Assistance - to prevent homelessness by assisting the HOPE Center in providing a one time in twelve month period, emergency stipend to clients who have received a shut-off notice from an utility service provider (water, electric or gas)
- Food Pantry - to prevent homelessness by assistance HOPE Center in providing a one time in twelve month period, emergency family food packages to clients who are in a difficult position of choosing whether to pay a bill or buy food for their family
- Medical Services Program - assist qualifying persons who are either uninsured or under-insured and have no means to pay for prescriptions or lab costs
Edmond Mobile Meals
Edmond Mobile Meals receive CDBG funds to pay for nutritious meals and food containers. Volunteers deliver the meals five days a week to the clients’ homes, who are disabled or senior citizens. (405) 341-3111
Project 66 Food Pantry
CDBG funds assist Project 66 Food Pantry in providing residents with two week's supply of food on a monthly basis according to the number of people in their household, in a grocery store atmosphere where residents may choose what items to take home. (405) 341-1353
Edmond Public Schools Foundation
The Foundation fills in the gaps where resources fall short for low-moderate income (LMI) students in the Edmond Public Schools (EPS) district who meet the funding guidelines. School based programming for school readiness, mental health programming and social emotion learning will be targeted at schools with LMI families. Additionally, afterschool tutoring with teachers as needed. Currently 26% of EPS students qualify for free or reduced meals and this number is greater at Title 1 schools. In the past, the City of Edmond CDBG program has assisted with the urgent need for internet access when not at school for homework and in the case of distance learning should there be a virtual learning requirement due to the COVID pandemic. Funding was utilized in providing internet access to low-income students who did not have it.
Metro Fair Housing Services
The City of Edmond contracts with the Metropolitan Fair Housing Council of Greater Oklahoma City to provide fair housing services to Edmond residents. These services include mass dissemination of fair housing and discrimination information, education presentations, counseling, outreach, and consulting. MFHC has trained staff who will investigate housing discrimination complaints. In addition, MFHC provides fair housing presentations in our city with special emphasis on our apartment complexes, UCO Commuter Services, our three local high schools, and our real estate community. They also present information at homebuyer education classes. (405) 232-3247