• Tue
    6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Oak Park Village Hall, 123 Madison St., Oak Park, IL

    Join the West Cook Homeownership Center on Tuesday, July 23rd for our FREE Homebuyer Education Orientation at Oak Park Village Hall, on 123 Madison St, Oak Park, IL, from 6-8 pm.

    You MUST register to attend. You can register at:

    The West Cook Homeownership Center is a program of the Oak Park Regional Housing Center.

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  • Sat
    9:00 am - 1:00 pmMalcolm X Learning Center, 4624 W. Madison St, Chicago, IL

    Build Your Credit

    Find out how to build your credit at our FREE Financial Empowerment Workshop on Saturday, July 27th, at the Malcolm X Learning Center on 4624 W. Madison St in Chicago.

    • Learn how to keep your spending under control
    • Learn how to set goals while you build your credit
    • Receive a free credit report with free credit counseling
    • Join the Home Buyer’s Club

    Some of the benefits of having a good credit score includes:

    • Low Interest Rates on Credit Cards and Loans – The interest rate is one of the costs you pay for borrowing money and, often, the interest rate you get is directly tied to your credit score. If you have a good credit score, you’ll almost always qualify for the best interest rates, and you’ll pay lower finance charges on credit card balances and loans. The less money you pay in interest, the faster you’ll pay off the debt and the more money you have for other expenses.
    • Better Chance for Credit Card and Loan Approval – Borrowers with a poor credit history typically avoid applying for a new credit card or loan because they’ve been turned down previously. Having an excellent credit score doesn’t guarantee approval, because lenders still consider other factors like your income and debt. However, a good credit score increases your chances of being approved for new credit. In other words, you can apply for a loan or credit card with confidence.
    • More Negotiating Power – A good credit score gives you leverage to negotiate a lower interest rate on a credit card or a new loan. If you need more bargaining power, you can take advantage of other attractive offers that you’ve received from other companies based on your credit score. However, if you have a low credit score, creditors are unlikely to budge on loan terms, and you won’t have other credit offers or options.
    • Better Car Insurance Rates – Your borrowing capacity is based on your income and your credit score. One of the benefits of having a good credit score is that banks are willing to let you borrow more money because you’ve demonstrated that you pay back on time what you’ve borrowed. You may still get approved for some loans with a bad credit score, but the amount will be limited.

    Every 4th Saturday. Begins promptly, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m

    For questions or to RSVP call 773-887-5187, email info@westcookhomeownership.org, or register online by clicking HERE.

    The West Cook Homeownership Center is a program of the Oak Park Regional Housing Center.


  • Thu
    5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.Downtown Oak Park

    thursday night outStart your weekend early at Thursday Night Out on August 1st! Downtown Oak Park’s popular dine-around series Thursday Night Out takes on new heights this season with a free world music concert series on Marion Street. The Oak Park Regional Housing Center will be staffing an information and family activity table. Look for our tent on August 1st.




  • Sun
    6:00 amDowntown Oak Park

    Get ready for the 2019 Wright Ride on Sunday August 18th in Oak Park, IL.

    Register Now at oakparkcycleclub.org

    Wright Ride 2019

    Wright Ride 2019

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  • Thu
    5:30 pmNineteenth Century Club, 178 Forest Ave, Oak Park, IL 60301

    Annual BenefitJoin us at the historic Nineteenth Century Club to celebrate the legacy of Bobbie Raymond, founder of the Oak Park Regional Housing Center on September 26, 2019, starting at 5:30 p.m.

    Show your support of the Oak Park Regional Housing Center by attending our Annual Benefit. Your donations are critical to our important work in ensuring Oak Park’s diversity and integration! Make a contribution today to show your support.

    Purchase your ticket today at:







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