• Sat
    25
    Oct
    2014
    9 AM - 5 PMVillage of Forest Park, 517 Des Plaines Ave, Forest Park

    For residential property owners and managers in Oak Park, River Forest, and Forest Park. Learn about:

    - Marketing Your Vacancies
    - Crime Free Multi-Housing
    - Eviction Process
    - Property Tax Appeals
    - Preventative Maintenance
    - Fair Housing
    - And More!

    A small fee of $50 is required to cover the cost of lunch and the reference manual. Preregistration is required! To register, contact Michael Stewart at 708-848-7150 or MStewart@OPRHC.org, or visit http://www.cicchicago.com/landlord-resources-training/property-management-training/workshop-schedule/.

    Sponsored by:
    Oak Park Regional Housing Center
    Community Investment Corporation
    Village of Forest Park
    The Forest Park Police Department

  • Thu
    30
    Oct
    2014
    6:00 pmForest Park West Cook Homeownership Center Office, 7740 Madison

    Looking to buy your first home? Let us help! Come to one of our FREE seminars for first-time home buyers and learn about the process. Call our office at (708) 771-5801 to register.

    The West Cook Homeownership Center offers these seminars throughout the year. See our calendar of events for more dates and locations!

  • Wed
    05
    Nov
    2014
    7:00 pmOak Park Regional Housing Center, 1041 South Blvd., Oak Park

    Community Conversations is a series of forums where Oak Parkers and other interested parties can discuss issues related to race and equality.

    At this Community Conversation, our topic of discussion will be "What would you like to see in Oak Park to promote inter-racial connections and understanding?" Light refreshments will be provided.

    Visit this link for more detail!

  • Thu
    20
    Nov
    2014
    6:00 pmForest Park West Cook Homeownership Center Office, 7740 Madison

    Looking to buy your first home? Let us help! Come to one of our FREE seminars for first-time home buyers and learn about the process. Call our office at (708) 771-5801 to register.

    The West Cook Homeownership Center offers these seminars throughout the year. See our calendar of events for more dates and locations!

  • Tue
    25
    Nov
    2014
    7:00 pmOak Park Village Hall, 123 Madison

    Looking to buy your first home? Let us help! Come to one of our FREE seminars for first-time home buyers and learn about the process. Call our office at (708) 771-5801 to register.

    The West Cook Homeownership Center offers these seminars throughout the year. See our calendar of events for more dates and locations!

  • Tue
    02
    Dec
    2014
    All day!

    The Housing Center is participating in Donors Forum‘s #ILGiveBig campaign, which aims to make this year’s Giving Tuesday the largest single day of donations to nonprofits in Illinois. Giving Tuesday follows Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday of the holiday season.

    Click here for more information about the Housing Center's participation in this initiative!

  • Wed
    10
    Dec
    2014
    7:00 pmCommunity Room at the Wednesday Journal, 141 S Oak Park Ave

    Community Conversations is a series of forums where Oak Parkers and other interested parties can discuss issues related to race, equity, and community.

    Our next Community Conversation is December 10 at 7 pm, at the new Community Room of the Wednesday Journal. The discussion will center around recent deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. The group is also working to plan an event around white privilege and valuing black lives and the lives of people of color.

    Light refreshments will be provided. Please join us!

  • Tue
    13
    Jan
    2015
    7 pm - 8:30 pmOak Park Library Main Branch

    We will be hosting our monthly meeting on race and community on Tuesday, January 13 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm at the Oak Park Public Library' s Main Branch in the Small Meeting Room.

    The group has agreed to begin a project like StoryCorps for Oak Park. in our project, we hope to collect stories from Oak Parkers that connect to our community's racial and ethnic diversity. We will be planning how we will accomplish this project. For more info: call our Executive Director, Rob Breymaier, at 708-848-7150 x123.

  • Sat
    31
    Jan
    2015
    7:00 pmSchool of Rock, 219 Lake St.

    Come sample craft beers and specialty cuisine while listening to great live music! Proceeds will benefit the Oak Park Regional Housing Center and School of Rock. Get details on the food, the brews, and how to by tickets here.

  • Sat
    14
    Mar
    2015
    9 am - 5 pmForest Park Village Hall

    This program provides landlords with the knowledge to better market, manage, and maintain residential rental property.

    Topics: Marketing, fair housing, the landlord/tenant ordinance, eviction court, nuisance abatement, real estate tax issues, maintenance and budgeting.

    Led by: Experienced property managers, attorneys, fair housing experts and real estate tax specialists.

    Cost: $50

    Pre-registration is required! Visit this link to sign up. Questions? Contact Michael Stewart at 708-848-7150 or MStewart@OPRHC.org.

  • Sat
    21
    Mar
    2015
    7:30 pmGrace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301

    Click here for details and to buy tickets to this world premiere performance to benefit the Oak Park Regional Housing Center and Oak Park Festival Theatre!

  • Wed
    24
    Jun
    2015
    7 pm - 8 pmOak Park Regional Housing Center, 1040 South Blvd.

    what we've lost is nothingJoin other readers to discuss "What We've Lost Is Nothing," this summer's One Book, One Oak Park selection. The discussion will be held at the Oak Park Regional Housing Center, 1041 South Blvd. Rob Breymaier, the Housing Center's Executive Director, will moderate the book discussion.

    Author Rachel Louise Snyder once worked for the Oak Park Regional Housing Center and lived in one of the apartment buildings that the Housing Center often recommends to clients. In her debut novel set in Oak Park, a series of home invasions rocks a local neighborhood into examining hidden prejudices, the power of tolerance, and the evolving relationship between American cities and their suburbs.

    Copies of the book are available through Oak Park Public Library locations. This book discussion is free and open to the public.

  • Sat
    27
    Jun
    2015
    10:00 am - 11:15 amOak Park Regional Housing Center, 1040 South Blvd.

    what we've lost is nothingThe east side of Oak Park offers many lovely vintage apartment buildings, especially along Austin and Washington Boulevards, and clients of the Oak Park Regional Housing Center are often delighted to find these hidden gems for rent. Join Mike Stewart, the Housing Center's Marketing Director, for a tour of several apartment buildings that the Center's clients now call home.

    This event is related to the library's One Book, One Oak Park selection, "What We've Lost Is Nothing." The book's author, Rachel Louise Snyder, is a former Oak Park resident who once worked for the Housing Center and lived in one of the apartment buildings that the Center often recommends to clients. In her debut novel set in Oak Park, a series of home invasions rocks a local neighborhood into examining hidden prejudices, the power of tolerance, and the evolving relationship between American cities and their suburbs. Learn more about all of the One Book, One Oak Park events.

    Registration for this unique tour is required. Register online or call Debby Preiser at 708.697.6915. Please note the time for this event, which was slightly changed from its originally scheduled time.

  • Wed
    15
    Jul
    2015
    7 pm - 9 pmOak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St., Second Floor - Veterans Room

    what we've lost is nothingJoin us to see how newcomers to our village worked with the Oak Park Regional Housing Center to find a great new home. People who sought help from the Housing Center to find apartments in Oak Park will share their stories about why they chose Oak Park as their new address.

    This event is part of the library's One Book, One Oak Park summer of events and discussions centered around "What We've Lost Is Nothing" by Rachel Louise Snyder. In this debut novel set in Oak Park, a series of home invasions rocks a local neighborhood into examining hidden prejudices, the power of tolerance, and the evolving relationship between American cities and their suburbs.

  • Sun
    09
    Aug
    2015
    8:00 amMills Park

    On Sunday, August 9, we will enjoy a 5K Fun Run in Oak Park!

    Click here to register–only $15!

    We will meet at Mills Park at the entrance on Marion Street at 8 am. From there, we will run a 5K route.  This run will not be timed and does not include street closures. We’ll run in packs based on pace and enjoy a morning with fellow runners.

    The Fun Run includes a t-shirt (if you register before July 25) and food and beverages afterwards at the Housing Center, 1041 South Boulevard. There are also two bathrooms for use at the Housing Center for after the run.

    Thank you to Lively Running and Run Oak Park for helping promote our event! Thank you to Whole Foods for supplying the post-run snacks!

  • Thu
    08
    Oct
    2015
    7:00 pmNineteenth Century Club, 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park

    Come support the Housing Center with a fun night of great food and great company! Get all the details here: http://www.oprhc.org/benefit/

  • Sat
    27
    Feb
    2016
    7 pm - 10 pmSchool of Rock, 219 Lake St.

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    Visit our page here for all the details about this awesome event!

  • Tue
    19
    Jul
    2016
  • Thu
    15
    Sep
    2016
    6:30 pmColumbus Park Refectory, 5701 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago
  • Tue
    07
    Feb
    2017
    7:00 pmUnited Lutheran Church, 409 Greenfield St, Oak Park
    Right after the November 2016 election, more than 140 Oak Park-area residents gathered for a community discussion on the new world awaiting all of us with the incoming administration.
    At this follow-up community gathering, participants will find out what has happened since the last meeting, hear about community justice efforts and initiatives that are currently taking place, and be introduced to some community-building initiatives of the Oak Park Regional Housing Center that will be taking place over the next six months.
    Information will be presented on current initiatives that are:
    • Connecting Oak Parkers to one another on equity issues
    • Helping to make Oak Park a more welcoming community
    • Connecting the Greater West Side together for a stronger region
    • Helping to ensure educational equity for all Oak Park students
    Whether you attended the November Community Conversation or not, we want to hear from you. We hope you can join us!
  • Sat
    25
    Feb
    2017
    7 PM - 10 PMSchool of Rock Oak Park, 219 Lake Street, Oak Park,

    This year will be the best Rock the House ever! This event always sells out, so buy your tickets now!

    Our special musical guest will be Chris Connelly, the iconic leader of Sons of the Silent Age and member of Ministry, RevCo, and more. Chris will be performing original music for the first time in over a decade! You don’t want to miss this special event.

    For more on the chefs and brewers, visit this link: http://www.oprhc.org/rockthehouse2017/

  • Tue
    09
    May
    2017
    7 pm - 10 pm155 S. Oak Park Ave

    OPRHC_BINGO_EVENT 2017 jpg for emailEat, drink, and play bingo! Hamburger Mary's, Oak Park's newest bar and grille, is hosting HamBingo to benefit the Oak Park Regional Housing Center! Doors open at 7, bingo begins at 8. Suggested donation for bingo cards is $15 each, $10 for additional cards, cash only, so you do not need to purchase ahead of time. Win fun prizes and have a great time, all for a good cause!

    (A note from from our hosts: "Our bingo games can be a little risqué, but always in good fun. If your group is easily offended, this event may not be right for you!")

  • Sat
    15
    Jul
    2017
    all morningOak Park Farmer's Market

    MDS0718_110655Come get your freshly made donuts at the Oak Park Farmer's Market! The Housing Center staff will be there to serve you. Proceeds benefit the Oak Park Regional Housing Center!

  • Sun
    20
    Aug
    2017
    6 AM - 2 PMDowntown Oak Park

    Wright_Ride_Color_Logo_2015The 11th Annual Wright Ride will be held on Sunday August 20th.  Distances from 10-68 miles are available. The 10-mile route is a family friendly ride through Oak Park with Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation docents at multiple locations. The 30-, 50- & 68-mile routes start in Oak Park, continue through River Forest, Berwyn, Riverside, Brookfield, La Grange and Western Springs. The two longer routes continue on to Argonne and the surrounding area.

    Multiple rest stops ~ every 12-15 miles with fresh fruit, snacks, home baked treats, water, gatorade & ice tea will be provided as well as full SAG support.

    After the ride, stick around downtown Oak Park & dine or have post ride drinks at one of our local restaurants or bars or craft breweries. For more details or to register, click here!

  • Thu
    14
    Sep
    2017
    6:30 pmColumbus Park Refectory, 5701 W. Jackson, Chicago

    Click here for all the details! We'll have more details throughout the summer, so be sure to check back here or Like the Housing Center's FB page to get all the updates!

  • Sat
    10
    Feb
    2018
    7 PM - 10 PMSchool of Rock, 219 Lake St., Oak Park 60302

    Watch this page -- details to come! https://oprhc.org/rockthehouse2018/

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