The Oak Park Regional Housing Center (OPRHC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1972 that offers free apartment referral services, and rental counseling to building owners.
The OPRHC works to counteract steering and to promote pro-integrative choices through affirmative marketing. We market Oak Park as a community for all races, attracting people who respond to and strengthen that kind of climate. Oak Park’s aspirations have evolved to promote a welcome and inclusive community for African American, Asian, Latino, and White households. The OPRHC promotes Oak Park as open to all and educates minority home seekers on their fair housing rights.
We work with the Village and other local agencies to coordinate a multifaceted effort to promote and sustain the community’s rich diversity. More recently, OPRHC has launched a targeted effort to research fair housing policy, share our findings with other municipalities, and create a universal, “best practices” guide, so they too can experience the benefits of an inclusive, integrated community.
Our services include:
- Free Apartment Referrals
- Assistance to Property Owners and Managers
- Fair Housing Training and Education
- Fair Housing Research and Advocacy
1041 South Boulevard, Oak Park, IL 60302
(1/2 Block from the Harlem Green Line stop and Oak Park Metra stop)
Our affiliate organization, the West Cook Homeownership Center offers:
- Homeownership Counseling
- Credit Counseling
Our primary service area is Western Cook County but our apartment referral services are available to people throughout the Chicago region. No matter where you want to live, the Housing Center will assist you in your search.