Oak Parkers who could use help with the down payment to buy a home may want to investigate a program offered by the West Cook County Housing Collaborative, a joint effort of Bellwood, Berwyn, Forest Park, Maywood and Oak Park to expand housing opportunities and strengthen neighborhoods in west suburban Cook County. Up to $10,000 in down payment assistance for select updated and rehabbed homes may be available to qualifying applications. Financing and the supply of homes is limited. Call 708.771.5801 to set up an application appointment. An application form also is available at www.westcookhomeownership.org.