programs for renters

Whether you rent in a three-flat, high rise, or house, there are many programs that renters in Oak Park can take advantage of to improve their homes and help save money on utilities, reduce housing emissions, and help fight climate change!

Read below to see the programs that you are eligible for. 


community solar
Clean and affordable electricity - no solar panels needed

If you use electricity, you can sign up for community solar. This is a great way to save money and support clean energy - without the expense of installing solar panels at home. The Village of Oak Park has partnered with MC2 to offer a community solar program that provides guaranteed savings on your electricity bill.

Your subscription will help solar farms generate clean, reliable solar power. And you save money by earning a discount on your electricity bill. To join, simply  sign up here for a monthly subscription to MC2's community solar farm (link is external).

energy assessments
The next step in your energy journey

A professional assessment identifies the most effective and affordable ways to save energy and money. Local utility companies are offering the Multi-Family Energy Savings Program (external link). The program offers a free visual assessment, and free or discounted energy saving products. To get started, talk to your landlord today!

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utility bill assistance
Energy Assistance to help your family 

For assistance with your energy bills, apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), a grant for income-qualified households. Applications are accepted on an annual deadline or until funds are exhausted.


​​​Applying is a good idea, because if your household qualifies for LIHEAP, you may be eligible for other assistance. LIHEAP is available to all income-qualified residents, including undocumented and mixed-status families.

Other energy assistance and savings programs include:


Call 708-383-8060 to make an appointment with an Oak Park Township counselor to learn more.