Important Update as of March 18, 2020!
Services to be maintained despite Village Hall temporarily closed to public starting March 18, 2020.
In response to rising concerns related to the Coronavirus, Park Forest leaders today announced that Village Hall will temporarily close to the public beginning March 18, 2020 through April 3, 2020 (subject to change).
The decision was made by Park Forest Mayor Jonathan Vanderbilt, the Park Forest Board of Trustees, and senior staff for the village after learning new details from the CDC, the federal government, and state officials on the Coronavirus.
Park Forest leaders hope to reopen Village Hall on April 6 pending the status of the Coronavirus spread.
Park Forest’s police and fire operations will continue as normal during this period. Additionally, Recreation and Parks and Public Works crews will remain with a full complement of staff in the field.
Departments located inside of Village Hall with service counters will be the most impacted due to the temporary closure. With counter windows temporarily closed, alternative methods of servicing the public will be ramped up. This includes the use of email, phone, fax, and the mailbox located outside of the south entrance of Village Hall.
The Housing Authority of Park Forest administers the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program for the Park Forest area. HCV program is an income-eligible U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program that enables families to seek out suitable housing that they otherwise would not be able to afford.