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"Not only does the HCV Program promote revenue, employment and housing, but family, community and opportunity. I am grateful to the staff and crew that helped to make a beautiful apartment from two small dingy spaces for my large family."

HCV Participant


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 offers.

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
Comparable rents
The opportunity to provide housing for a low-income family.

Myth Fact
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.


Payment Standards
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.

Number of Bedrooms
0 1 2 3 4 5
$875 $1,000 $1,355 $1,725 $2,065 $2,374


For more information regarding owner involvement, please contact
Kenneth Southward, Director of Housing Choice Voucher Program