Where We Build
In 2015, Tulsa Habitat for Humanity adopted a strategic focus in the historic Kendall-Whittier neighborhood – located between the University of Tulsa and downtown and bordered by BNSF Railroad, 11th Street, Harvard and Utica – in conjunction with a coalition of nearly 20 nonprofits, foundations, governmental and for-profit partners. The Kendall-Whittier community redevelopment strategy, led by Growing Together Tulsa, includes public, private and non-profit partners focused on education, economic development, sustainability, infrastructure, job creation and much more. Organizations working in the area include the Kendall-Whittier Neighborhood Association, The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Foundation, the Tulsa Area United Way, AmeriCorps, Capital Homes, Vintage Housing, and more.
In 2018, Tulsa Habitat expanded its strategic focus to include another historic Tulsa suburb: the Crutchfield neighborhood. Located between Highway 75 and Utica from Pine to Admiral, Crutchfield is one of Tulsa’s oldest neighborhoods, having once been a thriving industrial community of affordable, single-family workforce housing. Crutchfield’s close proximity to downtown, the construction of the new BMX Headquarters, and other public and private investments make Crutchfield an attractive area for Tulsa Habitat and our families to build. While we have strategically focused areas, we are always investigating other neighborhoods to build in.