The OPHA is committed to providing
excellent customer service to our program participants and
the public at large. The OPHA has worked hard to dispel
the misconceptions concerning
the (Section 8) Housing Choice Voucher Program. The Housing
Choice Voucher Program offers property owners the opportunity
to provide safe, decent and sanitary housing to low income
families while benefiting from the advantages the HCV program
The OPHA will refer your available vacant
unit(s) to our HCV families that are currently searching
for units within Oak Park. Click
here to enroll.
||Timely rent payments from the OPHA
||Long term tenancy
||The opportunity to provide housing for
a low-income family.
|All Section 8 families are large families.
||The average family size of Housing Choice
Voucher participants in Oak Park is 2.11 persons.
|Most of the families on the Section 8
Program are welfare recipients.
||Less then 10% of the families that participate
in the Oak Park Housing Authority’s Housing Choice
Voucher Program are TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy
Families) and General Assistance recipients.
The OPHA Payment Standards include all utilities and appliance
provided by the owner. All rents are subject to rent reasonableness
determination and may not qualify for the rent indicated
in the Payment Standards schedule.
For more information regarding owner involvement, please
Southward, Director of
Housing Choice Voucher Program