For Mills Park Tower Residents

Welcome to Mills Park Tower’s Resident Page. We are delighted that you have chosen our community as your home!

Mills Park Tower (MPT) provides  independent living in a maintenance-free environment. This allows you to devote your time and energy to pursuing your personal interests and spending time with other residents, family, and friends. We regularly sponsor programs and activities that help make community living both easy and enjoyable. Notices of these programs are posted on our community bulletin boards. We also regularly provide information on services and activities available to you through Oak Park Township Senior Services, the Oak Park Library, and the Park District of Oak Park.

Mills Park Tower is also located within walking distance to public transportation and Downtown Oak Park where you can find shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. We encourage you to explore and enjoy all that Oak Park has to offer.

Formation of Resident Council – Notice of Meeting and Resource Materials

MILLS PARK TOWER RESIDENT COUNCIL – CHANGE IN MEETING DATE

In consideration of the rising number of COVID-19 infections and the safety of all participants, the OPHA Board of Commissioners has rescheduled the following onsite/in-person meeting from Monday, February 7, 2022 at 5:00 PM to Monday, March 7, 2022 at 5:00 PM.  This meeting is for ALL Mills Park Tower Residents.

MEETING: Steps in Establishing a Resident Council
DATE: Monday, March 7, 2022 at 5:00 pm
LOCATION: Mills Park Tower Community Room

In preparation for this important meeting, we have provided the following resource material for all residents.  This information is also available in hard copy from the Management Office.

MILLS PARK TOWER

PURPOSE:

GUIDES

SAMPLE FORMS

Resident participation is vital in offering residents a way to build working relationships with the housing authority and create a positive living environment in Public Housing. One form resident participation can take is the resident council. The resident council can play a part in improving the quality of life for Public Housing communities and bring a wide variety of issues to the attention of PHA.

Several of your fellow residents have expressed interest in re-establishing the Mills Park Tower Resident Council.  In response to this interest a meeting has been scheduled to create a resident working group, to discuss the overall process, including the establishment of Resident Council bylaws, and to identify next steps. OPRC Vice President, Beth Swaggerty will help facilitate the meeting in providing information and guidelines about the process and OPHA Commissioner, Kate Walz will share her expertise and knowledge regarding the importance and value of resident engagement.

We encourage you to attend this important meeting.  Your input, ideas, and participation are greatly valued and appreciated.

Mills Park Tower Resident Handbook

Our Resident Handbook is your primary guide to Mills Park Tower’s policies, rules and regulations. It’s also part of your lease agreement with the Oak Park Housing Authority. We ask that you refer to it regularly to maintain a common understanding between you, your fellow residents, and Mills Park Tower Staff. Click here for your Mills Park Tower Resident Handbook.

Mills Park Tower Management Office and Staff

The management office is located on the first floor. Office hours are 9:00 AM to 4:45 PM every weekday except Wednesdays, when the office is closed to walk-in, non-emergency traffic. The office phone number is (708) 386-7536. A 24 hour, seven days a week answering service will answer the phone when staff is not available or when the office is closed.

Please feel free to contact your management staff with any questions or concerns you may have regarding the building, health and safety issues, our management policies, maintenance and work orders, your lease, your annual recertification, unit inspections, building activities, and events. We welcome your communication, comments, and insights and together we can make Mills Park Tower a thriving and vibrant community.

YOUR MANAGEMENT STAFF

Mercedes Sandoval

Property Manager & Program Coordinator

708-386-7536, ext. 201

msandoval@oakparkrc.com

Caroline Wilz

Assistant Program Coordinator

708-386-7536, EXT. 200

cwilz@oakparkrc.com

Your Mills Park Tower Service Coordinator

Our onsite Service Coordinator, Shawn Lewis is available during normal business hours to assist you with services ranging from annual compliance with state and local certifications to finding ways to reduce your medical and food costs.  Shawn can also help you access additional services provided by Oak Park Township’s Senior Services and other community organizations.

Shawn Lewis

Ross Service Coordinator

(708) 386-7536 Ext. 204

slewis@oakparkrc.com

Smoke-Free Environment 

On July 31, 2018, The Oak Park Housing Authority implemented a smoke-free housing policy that prohibits lit tobacco products and the smoking of tobacco, marijuana, and/or electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) in all interior common areas, offices, storage and maintenance rooms, hallways, laundry rooms, closets, elevators, community bathrooms and all living units within Mills Park Tower. This smoke-free policy extends to all outdoor areas up to twenty-five (25) feet from housing (doors/entrances, windows and porches) and administrative office buildings and maintenance facilities.

For a copy of the entire smoke-free housing policy and the lease addendum and house rules amendment is made part of your lease.

Mills Park Tower Resident Newsletter

Mills Park Towers’ monthly resident newsletter is available in both hard copy and digital copy.  For digital copies of our current and/or past newsletters click below: