Frequently Asked Questions

How are residents selected?

Selection criteria include: • Chronically homeless in Tulsa for at least one year • Be able to show enough income to pay $350/mo bills paid rent • Be willing and able to obey community rules and civil law. No illegal drugs are allowed in the community. No firearms. Be a good neighbor.

What services are available to residents?

We will have on-site volunteer medical personnel to include physicians, nurses, mental health support, substance abuse support and other social support services. Office space will be available for professional social work case managers and other support meetings. A community coordinator will ensure that there are social activities, personal enrichment activities, skills training, and faith-based initiatives. In addition, there is a community room designated for sober living activities, a library/computer lab, laundry room, a food bank, and a clubhouse for community fellowship and events.

Do the residents live at the village for free?

No—to encourage employment and personal income, each resident pays a fixed, monthly, and below market rental rate including utilities. Secured financial sources may include disability, SSI, pension, veteran benefits, family trust/ support, income from work, etc.

How long can a person live at Eden Village?

Simply put—forever. Most residents who live in the village are individuals who—due to their mental health, physical health, and other extenuating circumstances—may be incapable of gaining full–time stable independence. Residents may live at the village if they obey the law, pay their rent, and are a good neighbor to the rest of the village community.

Can couples of families live in the village?

No—each modular home is designed to be single adult occupancy. Regulations for use of each dwelling includes rules concerning occupancy, limitation of overnight guests and other standards.