About Us

housing counseling agency

The West Cook Homeownership Center is a program of the Oak Park Regional Housing Center. Our programs are available to anyone who inquires. The West Cook Homeownership Center is a HUD- approved housing counseling agency. We provide support for most issues related to homeownership counseling, foreclosure prevention services, financial literacy and capability.

Homeownership is sometimes called a part of the the American Dream, where one has equal opportunity to obtain prosperity and success, as well as upward social mobility for family and children, achieved through hard work in a society with few barriers. The West Cook Homeownership Center wants to open up opportunities for people with limited financial resources to help them achieve ownership of their own homes, with the attendant benefits that come with it.

WE HAVE A MISSION – To create vibrant communities by providing financial capability training, housing counseling of low and moderate-income (LMI) households, and investment without displacement to improve opportunities in disadvantaged neighborhoods.

As a Federal HUD-approved housing counseling agency program, anyone is eligible to use our services, but our primary service area includes:

Bellwood, Berkeley, Berwyn, Broadview, Brookfield, Cicero, City of Chicago (Austin and Garfield Park) Elmwood Park, Forest Park, Franklin Park, La Grange, La Grange Park, Maywood, Melrose Park, Northlake, North Riverside, Oak Park, River Forest, River Grove, Riverside, Stickney, Stone Park, and Westchester.

Learn more about our housing counseling agency by going to our Programs/Services menu listing, where you can find information about the following:

  • Homeownership Counseling
  • Foreclosure Prevention
  • Financial Empowerment
  • Homeownership Preservation
  • Down Payment Assistance