Housing Center News – Get the latest news about the Oak Park Regional Housing Center or fair housing issues as told in our newsletters or the local press.



October 2019 – ‘I’m up to the challenge’: New housing center director seeks to strengthen iconic organization

May 2019 – West Cook Homeownership Center Hosts Mayor Lori Lightfoot

February 2019 – New interim leader joins Oak Park Regional Housing Center; permanent director could come by summer

October 2018

February 2015 – Fund for Diversity Endowment Launched with Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation – The Oak Park Regional Housing Center is pleased to announce the establishment of the Fund for Diversity at the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation. Click here for more details about this exciting development!

Celebrating 40 years of the ‘Oak Park Strategy’
Rob Breymaier, Executive Director of the Oak Park Regional Housing Center, authored a piece in the Wednesday Journal. To celebrate the 40-year anniversary, the article discusses the impact of the Housing Center model in the village of Oak Park and the importance of housing integration.

LGBT Housing Protection
OPRHC sponsored a forum, The LGBT Community and Emerging Fair Housing Rights, to discuss new housing protections for the LGBT community at the Oak Park Public Library.

OPRHC Provides Gateway to Homeownership
The Wednesday Journal highlighted the successes of the first-time homebuyers program, a free HUD-certified counseling and education service provided by the Oak Park Regional Housing Center.

Not the End of Segregation
Morgan Davis, Fair Housing Policy Analyst, and Patricia Fron, John Lukehart Public Policy Fellow, were interviewed by the Chicago Tribune and The Grio for their response to the report The End of the Segregated Century: Racial Separation in American’s Neighborhoods, 1890-2010, by the Manhattan Institute.

Respect for All
The Wednesday Journal featured a letter by Rob Breymaier, Executive Director of the Oak Park Regional Housing Center, which promotes Oak Park’s model of diversity and tolerance for all.

Cook County Commissioner
Executive Director, Rob Breymaier, named Commissioner for the Cook County Commission on Human Rights.  Rob will be instrumental in helping to prevent discrimination before it occurs and to promote better relations among the Cook County’s diverse racial, ethnic, religious, cultural, and social groups.  Visit http://www.cookcounty.gov.com for more information.