Oak Park Housing Authority

21 South Boulevard
Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois 60302

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

Oak Park Housing Authority offers Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Oak Park.

Oak Park Housing Authority does not operate a Family Public Housing program.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Mills Park Tower Senior Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
The Oaks Senior and Disabled Multi-Family Housing Open Until Further Notice
Farrelly-Muriello Apartments Disabled Multi-Family Housing Open Until Further Notice
Oak Park, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Oak Park Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Mills Park Tower Senior Public Housing Waiting List

The Oak Park Housing Authority Senior Public Housing waiting list for apartments at Mills Park Tower is currently open.

The OPHA is accepting applications for this waiting list from March 29, 2022, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Select the link that is available online here.
  2. Call (708) 386-7536 to request an application.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Local residency.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, in order of preferences.

For more information, visit the OPHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the OPHA on March 11, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Senior Public Housing rental assistance in Oak Park, Illinois. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (708) 386-9322.

Last Updated on 03/29/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: The Oaks Senior and Disabled Multi-Family Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Oak Park Housing Authority (OPHA) Senior and Disabled Multi-Family Housing waiting list for apartments at The Oaks is currently open.

The OPHA is accepting applications for this waiting list from the earliest confirmed date of October, 2019, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Select the link that is available online here.
  2. Call (708) 386-7536 to request an application.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Local residency.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the OPHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (708) 386-9322.

Last Updated on 03/11/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Farrelly-Muriello Apartments Disabled Multi-Family Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Oak Park Housing Authority (OPHA) Disabled Multi-Family Housing waiting list for apartments at Farrelly-Muriello Apartments is currently open.

Please note: According to the OPHA, this property "is designed and constructed to meet the housing needs of severely mobility impaired individuals who are able to live independently."

The OPHA is accepting applications for this waiting list from the earliest confirmed date of October, 2019, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Select the link that is available online here.
  2. Call (708) 386-7536 to request an application.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Local residency.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the OPHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (708) 386-9322.

Last Updated on 03/11/2022.

Other Oak Park Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Oak Park, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Oak Park Housing Authority (OPHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

The OPHA last accepted Section 8 HCV applications for this waiting list from March 14, 2022, until March 25, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

The maximum income limit for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 Person $32,550 | 5 Persons $50,350
  • 2 Persons $37,300 | 6 Persons $54,100
  • 3 Persons $41,950 | 7 Persons $57,800
  • 4 Persons $46,600 | 8 Persons $61,550

This waiting list had the following preferences: The OPHA gives preferences to very low-income households who are:

  • Legal residents of Oak Park; or
  • Currently employed 30 hours or more per week in the Village of Oak Park; or
  • Hired to work 30 hours or more per week in the Village of Oak Park

150 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the OPHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the OPHA public notice on March 11, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Oak Park, Illinois.

Last Updated on 09/11/2022.

About Oak Park Housing Authority

HCV Portability Status

As of September 24th, 2022, it is not known if Oak Park Housing Authority 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.

As of September 24th, 2022, Oak Park Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Oak Park Housing Authority manages 423 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 407 2 7 7
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $876 $135 $1,310 $678
Monthly Cost $356,421 $270 $9,168 $4,747

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Oak Park Housing Authority

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 Oak Park Housing Authority 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 Oak Park Housing Authority 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 Apartments Operated by Oak Park Housing Authority

Mills Park Tower

1025 Pleasant Pl
Oak Park, Illinois