Housing Forward Highlighted in Cook County Press Conference

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

On July 23rd, Housing Forward was honored to host Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Commissioner Brandon Johnson, Illinois Senate President Don Harmon, Representative Camille Lilly, and Oak Park Village President Vicki Scaman to announce a $100,000 grant through Cook County’s Justice Advisory Council (JAC) in support of our work on Cook County’s west side.

A lesson in social justice

Saturday, April 10th, 2021

Each year, students in the 6th Grade Religious Education class at Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Oak Park create a social justice project. The curriculum exposes them to the concept of social injustice and guides them to work together to research an issue they care about, choose a beneficiary and then decide what their action will be. Although the young people participated individually via Zoom, they were able to come together and affect change locally.

Applications Extended for Emergency Rental Assistance

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

If you live in suburban Cook County and lost income due to COVID-19, know someone who has, or are a landlord with tenants struggling to pay rent—the deadline to apply has been extended to April 9 at 5pm. To learn about the eligibility requirements and documents needed to apply for rent and utility help visit www.cookcountyil.gov/recover or keep reading.

What a Community!

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

We are an amazing community! The outpouring of support from donors, congregational groups, organizations, and small businesses throughout the COVID crisis has, frankly, stunned us. The unwavering support since March allowed Housing Forward to respond swiftly to keep those experiencing homelessness safe. We are humbled and deeply appreciative of all those who have offered assistance, encouragement, and stepped up to help neighbors who are among the most vulnerable to the coronavirus.


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