The Oklahoma Policy Institute is excited to announce the expansion of its research team through the hiring of data analyst Hunter McCans.
Raised in Fort Worth, Texas, and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, McCans will bolster OK Policy’s capacity to provide cutting-edge data gathering and analysis methods through our research and Open Justice Oklahoma programs. A program of OK Policy, Open Justice Oklahoma works to provide all Oklahomans with a more complete understanding of our justice system.
Before joining OK Policy, McCans spent time with Community Cares Partners, a program of Communities Foundation of Oklahoma focused on assisting individuals and families who face housing crisis and eviction as a result of lost wages or hardship from COVID-19.
At OK Policy, McCans will bring his expertise and knowledge directly helping those facing eviction access rental assistance to our OK Policy team.
“Even before the pandemic, Oklahoma had one of the nation’s top eviction rates, and the COVID-19 public health emergency really laid bare how easily many of our fellow Oklahomans can lose safe, secure housing when economic disasters strike,” said OK Policy Executive Director Ahniwake Rose. “The issue of evictions and secure housing is an increasingly important issue in the state, and we’re excited to welcome Hunter to our team as we delve more deeply into data-driven solutions for this important policy issue.”
To learn more about OK Policy and its Open Justice Oklahoma program, visit OKPolicy.org.
OK Policy is a non-partisan, non-profit organization focused on advancing equitable and fiscally responsible policies that expand opportunity for all Oklahomans through non-partisan research, analysis, and advocacy. Based in Tulsa, the organization was founded in 2008 as a think tank to provide independent, data-driven policy analysis for use in shaping policies that improved the lives for all Oklahomans.