Consider our clients Glen and Tabitha. They wanted to raise their child in a diverse community like Oak Park. But they had been led to believe by friends and media that they should avoid certain parts of the community. Then they stopped by the Oak Park Regional Housing Center. They found a place in an integrated building that they would not have considered without our help. They love their neighborhood where their daughter now has friends of all kinds and is learning in a diverse classroom setting. They let us know:
“We never would have considered living were we are now without the assistance of the Housing Center.”
Your support of the Oak Park Regional Housing Center made Glen and Tabitha’s story possible, but there is still a lot to do!
While the Oak Park Regional Housing Center has been working hard to ensure that all people moving to Oak Park are treated fairly, economic and social factors are working to segregate and separate Oak Park’s housing stock. We need your help now more than ever to keep Oak Park diverse and integrated. Statistics show that without active integration and diversity efforts, communities easily slip into patterns that separate and segregate us.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT:
…to ensure that more people like Glen and Tabitha find a safe and convenient place to live in the Oak Park area.
…to prevent the segregation of the community that will come if we don’t pay constant attention to community integration efforts.
Think of the many ways that you and your children have benefitted from Oak Park’s diversity and integration. We need your help to keep those benefits from disappearing.
Your donation can help make sure our diversity continues!
- A gift of $1,000 helps us provide fair housing assistance to landlords.
- A gift of $500 helps us provide rental counseling and promote integration.
- A gift of $250 helps us provide expand our work to promote equity in the community.
- A gift of $100 helps us provide community forums and workshops on diversity.
A gift of any size will help the Oak Park area remain integrated and vibrant!