Thursday is for giving thanks, Friday and Monday are for getting deals, and Tuesday is for giving back. Housing Forward is proud to be a part of #GivingTuesday, a global effort to celebrate generosity. Be it a donation of time, talent or money, every bit counts. Please consider joining us in our mission to transition our neighbors from housing crisis to housing stability.
Housing Forward is currently seeking AmeriCorps members.
This week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released its annual Point-in-Time count results, reporting steady reductions in homelessness between 2010 and 2016. A more detailed analysis of this data will be available in the weeks ahead, but in the meantime, we encourage everyone to:
Thank you to the board of directors and staff of the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation, for hosting the 2016 grantees last Thursday at the 19th Century Club for their annual Thanksgiving in October event.
On Saturday, November 19, River Forest Kitchen, at 349 Ashland Ave., will once again host their annual Thanksgiving Market on Saturday, November 19th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
On Saturday, October 22, detective skills were necessary when the Associate Board of Housing Forward presented: “Mystery and Mayhem- a Roaring ‘20s themed crime-solving event to end homelessness.” Held at Untitled in Chicago, the event featured an exciting afternoon of interaction with a professional cast from a popular dinner theater company.
Please join us to launch the Oak Park Homelessness Coalition's 2016 Plan of Action. It's time to make homelessness rare, brief and one time in Oak Park!
On Tuesday, October 4th, the Board of Trustees and Anan Abu-Taleb, President of the Village of Oak Park proclaimed October 2016 as Housing Forward's 25th Anniversary Celebration Month and encouraged all citizens to recognize the need for community support and engagement to positively impact and transform the lives of those in our community in need.