The Central Oklahoma Chapter of Habitat for Humanity in Oklahoma City, October 07, which is Monday celebrates awareness for the need for housing and for quality housing.
Habitat for Humanity is an international ecumenical group ( http://www.cohfh.org/index.php/about/ and definition of ecumenical : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecumenism) that works together across the world and with all kinds of groups to provide proper housing for persons with substandard housing or without.
The issue of housing has been linked to many things. http://www.macfound.org/press/publications/poor-housing-tied-childrens-e... OKC 2014 Mayoral candidates have been called to consider what improves quality of life in Oklahoma City including: infrastructure such as proper and accessible housing, public transit and developing intown spaces as well as improving parks, recreations and schools. Domestic Violence Awareness also is this month and those programs also invite communities to look at safe affordable housing.
Habitat for Humanity looks solely at the residential situation, and over these environments and persons interested in receiving aid must go through an applications process, and are typically required to actively participate.
Here's a list of the scope of Habitat for Humanity programming in Oklahoma City.
http://www.cohfh.org/index.php/programs/entry/194/ young professionals take on projects
http://www.cohfh.org/index.php/programs/entry/38/ renovation station provides materials vintage and new
http://www.cohfh.org/index.php/programs/entry/37/ energy efficiency improves home functions
http://www.cohfh.org/index.php/programs/entry/36/ critical home repairs helps in deep crisis
http://www.cohfh.org/index.php/programs/entry/35/ new construction builds new residences
Donations and aid for tornadic damage is also available. http://www.cohfh.org/index.php/donate_online/Tornado-Donations
Here's a set of two kinds of links that show completed projects in the last 3 years through Habitat for Humanity and their participants. http://www.cohfh.org/index.php/partners/ 46 groups and 3 years of completed project links
Here's the process for volunteering at either the Renovation Station, in the office or on a building worksite.
http://www.cohfh.org/images/InfoSheetrenstat.pdf renovation station volunteering
http://www.cohfh.org/index.php/volunteer/ process to volunteer
Habitat for Humanity accepts donations of time, energy or money.