Housing Authority of the Village of Oak Park

21 South Boulevard
Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois 60302

Housing Authority of the Village of Oak Park is a Public Housing Agency in Oak Park, Illinois that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Housing Authority of the Village of Oak Park serves Oak Park.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Oak Park Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed

Other Housing Authority of the Village of Oak Park Waiting Lists

Closed: Oak Park Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Oak Park Housing Authority (OPHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in March 2004. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.


For more information, visit the OPHA website, or call the office at (708) 386-9322.

Last Updated on 08/24/2016.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

This Housing Authority does not offer public housing for families.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

About Housing Authority of the Village of Oak Park

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/15/2019, it is not known if Housing Authority of the Village of Oak Park is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Housing Authority of the Village of Oak Park Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the Village of Oak Park manages 418 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 383 2 22 11
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $790 $730 $571 $674
Monthly Cost $302,638 $1,460 $12,566 $7,409

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the Village of Oak Park

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 5% having issued approximately 104 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 11 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 44 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $14,820 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 31% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 63% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

0% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 41% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 33% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 27% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

27% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 27% of households with children have a female head of household. 83% of all households were headed by a female.

90% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 87% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the Village of Oak Park Housing Choice Voucher program, 32% include at least one person with a disability. 42% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 70% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

53% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 39% with 2 bedrooms and 8% with 3 or more bedrooms. 9% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Housing Authority of the Village of Oak Park voucher holders in 2016 was $369 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $947. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $52.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Operated by Housing Authority of the Village of Oak Park

Mills Park Towers

1025 Pleasant Pl
Oak Park, IL
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