The Oak Park Regional Housing Center turned 50 this Year!

Join Us for a Holiday Champagne Brunch Celebrating the Housing Center’s 50th Anniversary



Saturday, December 10, 2022

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

St. Catherine of Sienna – Maguire Hall

38 N Austin Blvd, Oak Park, IL 60302

Live Music – Champagne – Brunch


You’re Invited to network with business and housing leaders, enjoy a Holiday Champagne Brunch with friends and raise your champagne glass to the Next 50 Years of continued change, growth, and impact.


Make your contribution to further the mission through the 21st century and beyond!


Brunch Celebration Ticket: $150 Admission Donation Ticket link here


Champagne toast led by

U.S. Representative Danny K. Davis

Representing the 7th District of Illinois


Remarks by

Diane Shelly

Regional Administrator U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development


Entertainment by

Deonte Baker

Austin native and former American Idol contestant




In 1972, Bobbie Raymond changed hearts and minds in her community when she founded the Housing Center. As Executive Director since September 2019, I may never fill her shoes but working together, we can all help “Move the Legacy Forward.”

Please join the Oak Park Regional Housing Center on Saturday, December 10th as we mark 50 years of progress and achievement in fair housing, diverse community building, and more equitable housing solutions. 

We’re turning 50 and you’re invited to join us for a party with a purpose!

Athena Williams
Executive Director
Oak Park Regional Housing Center

The Housing Center was founded in 1972 by Roberta “Bobbie” Raymond and continues to pursue its mission to achieve vibrant communities and promote intentional, stable integration throughout the Greater West Side. 

Building Equitable Housing & Economic Opportunities in Austin 

The Housing Center is leading the redevelopment of the landmark Laramie State Bank building, including a new bank branch, business development incubator and newly constructed, high-quality mixed-income housing.

 Building Inclusive Housing in the Heart of Downtown Oak Park

The Housing Center will build income-inclusive housing offering high-quality, innovatively designed, energy-efficient apartments that will be available to persons and families from a range of incomes.  

Check us out on Facebook, If you have additional questions, please contact Anika Chase at [email protected].

Raise your glass to the next 50 years of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as we celebrate continued change, growth and impact.

OPRHC Holiday Brunch is catered by Takeout 25 restaurants in honor of the resiliency of local businesses