We are sorry.

We've reached our capacity for assistance with rent and utilities this week.

Holiday Notice

Upward Transitions will not take Rent/Utility Assistance screenings on Monday, February 15, 2021, due to the holiday. We will resume screenings on February 22, 2021.

Upward Transitions Building

Assistance Screening

Families with children under the age of 18 living in Oklahoma City limits may be eligible for a special rent assistance program and may request assistance online. Click here for more information.

Our weekly rent and utility assistance phone screening opens each Monday beginning at 9:00 a.m. for families with children under the age of 18 or seniors age 55 or older living in Oklahoma County. 

Call 405-232-5507 at 9:00 a.m. to access screening.  We receive requests until the number of qualifying requests received exceeds our funding capacity for the week.

We do not accept requests during weeks with a holiday. 

To check if you qualify for assistance through our Monday phone screening, please see the basic eligibility criteria, as well as the required list of documentation below.

If you meet the eligibility criteria and can provide the required documentation listed below, please call our office at 405-232-5507 beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday and follow the prompts for Rent and Utility assistance to access screening.

If you receive our phone system’s busy message, “your call cannot be completed...,” please hang up and call again. 

Rent and Utility Phone Screening

Basic Eligibility Requirements

Criteria

How to Request Assistance

If you meet the required criteria and are able to provide the listed documentation:

  •  Call our office at 405-232-5507 beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday to be screened to determine if you qualify for assistance

We will accept phone calls beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the number of qualifying requests received exceeds our funding capacity for the week. 

We do not accept requests during weeks with a holiday. 

Please understand that depending upon the number of requests we receive, it may take up to 48 hours before you are contacted. We will make every effort to keep you informed, but please understand, the need in our community is great. 

Thank you for your patience.

Do you qualify for our special rent assistance program online screening?


Complete an Online Assistance Screening.

Our weekly rent and utility assistance screening form is open online on Monday beginning at 7:00 a.m. until the number of qualifying requests received exceeds our funding capacity for the week.  Please complete the online assistance screening form by clicking the yellow square button below.

Please note: If you do not meet the criteria in the ONLINE assistance screening process, the website will not allow you to access the Request For Assistance form. 

If you do not meet the criteria for this program, we do have other programs available. Click here to review the criteria.

We do not accept requests during weeks with a holiday.

Required Documentation​

Please note, some programs may require additional documentation. After completing our initial screening, your case manager will confirm the required documents.

At Risk of Eviction?

Please contact legal aid at (888) 534-5243 or visit oklegalconnect.org and legalaidok.org/if-you-need-help.

Other Resources

Please call 2-1-1 to be connected to other resources who may be able to assist you. The following are available resources to consider:

Residential Evictions

The Centers for Disease Control order declared a national moratorium on certain residential evictions for nonpayment of rent, as well as other fees or charges. The moratorium applied only to tenants who meet certain requirements and provide a signed form declaration to their landlords.

To sign the declaration, a tenant must be able to meet certain financial criteria, be unable to pay full rent due to an income loss or “extraordinary” medical bills, have used best efforts to obtain governmental rent assistance, likely become homeless or forced to “live in close quarters” in another residence if evicted, and use best efforts to make timely partial payments that are as close to the full payment as the individual’s circumstances permit.

Following is more information from Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma. www.legalaidok.org/covid-19-response/ or 1-888-534-5243.

Community Cares Partners

The resource center distributes Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) allocated by the State of Oklahoma, City of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, and Cleveland County to help individuals and families facing housing crisis and eviction as a result of lost wages or hardship from COVID-19 maintain housing stability.— okcommunitycares.org

Hope Center of Edmond

If you live in 73034, 73013, 73003, 73007, 73025, or 73012 — hopecenterofedmond.com

Neighborhood Services Organization

(405) 653-6624 — Rent Only: Call Mondays from 8:30am-11:30am.

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