About us

About Us: The Housing Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1972 offering free services to housing seekers and housing providers. Our primary service area is Western Cook County but our 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.

We provide:

  • Apartment Referrals
  • Technical Assistance to Property Owners and Managers
  • Fair Housing Training and Education
  • Fair Housing Research and Advocacy
  • Homeownership Counseling
  • Credit Counseling

The primary programs of the Housing Center includes the West Cook Homeownership Center, which provides homeownership and credit counseling; and our apartment referral service, which can be accessed through the Live in Oak Park website.

To achieve meaningful and lasting diversity throughout Oak Park and the region.