Sojourner House Updates

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Currently, under development and due to open this spring, Sojourner House is a partnership of Housing Forward and the Oak Park Housing Authority. Located on the property at 324 N. Austin Ave., Oak Park, there are two residential buildings on the property.

What do you know about The HUB?

Friday, March 29th, 2019
The HUB Database

We are now listed as a Community Partner on The HUB, a searchable database dedicated to connecting people with the quality care and services they need. Read more about resources offered by reading more or visiting

Collaboration is the Key

Friday, March 29th, 2019
Housng Forward 2019 Have-a-Heart Video

In case you missed its premiere, here is a link to the full video screened at the Have-a-Heart Gala.

Welcome to Housing Forward, Enid Johnson!

Friday, March 29th, 2019

We are thrilled to introduce our new Volunteer & Outreach Manager. Upbeat and positive, Enid joined us in early March and has been hard at work learning how we operate now, and where there may be opportunities for growth and improvement in our future.

Librarians for Social Change

Friday, March 29th, 2019

Recently a group from the Public Library Association (PLA) Leadership Academy visited our Maywood office as a stop on their “Day in the Community” tour.

Corporate Sponsor: Christopher Parker, Wintrust Financial Corp.

Friday, March 29th, 2019
Tecara and Christopher Parker at the 2019 Housing Forward Have-a-Heart Gala

According to Christopher J. Parker, “People today are more involved in building relationships with their banks and are looking for the best banking experience.” Read more about Parker and The Proviso Community Bank of Wintrust is giving back to the community in which they do business.

Learning to work independently; working to learn independently.

Monday, March 25th, 2019

Katrina and Alec are part of a team from Oak Park and River Forest High School who come to our Maywood offices every month through the CITE (Community-Integrated Transition Education) Program. The goal of the program is to create a smooth transition from school to post-school activities, so that students with disabilities who have completed four to five years of a high school program may successfully participate in his/her community as an adult.

Staffers attend conference targeting largest population experiencing homelessness in the U.S - individuals living on their own.

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Two key Housing Forward staff members attended an inaugural event exploring emerging research, innovative strategies, and proven best practices to address homelessness among this specific population. The Solutions for Individual Homeless Adults Conference took place in San Diego, California from February 21-23, 2019.