Tulsa City Leaders Will Address Growing Concern About Subsidized Housing in High Crime Areas

Jan 9, 2013

In the wake of this week’s quadruple killings, Tulsa city leaders are looking at ways to deal with problems in low-income, high crime areas. City Council Chairman David Patrick says increased police presence is only part of the solution. He says more must be done to address the concentration of what are called Section 8 low-income multi-unit properties in certain locations.

Patrick says the council is considering a quicker process to demolish dilapidated housing that owners refuse to improve, and helping with tax credits for those who want to upgrade their properties.

Tulsa Council Chairman David Patrick