In 1972 the Oak Park Regional Housing Center was founded with the goal of making Oak Park a diverse and integrated community. Working in partnership with village government, Oak Park has become a national model for sustainable integrated communities.
In the past 16 months, the OPRHC has seen its former executive director leave, and has had two interim executive directors appointed. Being the first to admit it, OPRHC has been slow to upgrade its technology, but this is something soon to change. As we began to formalize a strategic plan this year, we will remain in the role of promoting and sustaining Oak Park as an integrated community.
We would like to thank each and every person who has supported OPRHC, who continues to support OPRHC, and particularly the village of Oak Park mayor, trustees, and staff. Though the past couple of months have been filled with uncertainty, we pushed forward with the help of everyone.
OPRHC will continue to work closely with property owners, the village of Oak Park, and the community in an effort to sustain integration, which positively affects social cohesion and civic life, and the Housing Center will remain relevant. Thousands of people move into Oak Park annually, and each move can result inv either integration or segregation. OPRHC is critical to ensuring positive outcomes from these moves.
As we continue our work, we must begin with new fundraising strategies, beginning this Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., as we will be doing a live fundraising telethon on the Doris Davenport Show, at the Oak Park Township Resource Center, 130 S. Oak Park Ave. Please join us for light refreshments and conversations.
Executive director Oak Park
Regional Housing Center
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