Why We Build

OTR is dedicated to increasing the quality of life for individuals with physical disabilities through the creation of affordable, accessible, barrier-free housing solutions and person-centered services that encourage independent living.


 how We Build

First we identify a community with land that will support a barrier-free residence for disabled individuals. We work with the real estate development team to develop a plan and budget. We work with neighbors and city councils to gain local and community support.  We apply for funding from investors. Once we receive funding OTR will break ground and complete the new site.


Where We Build

OTR has buildings from the western edge of Illinois, in Freeport, Harvard and Rockford, to the city of Chicago and its suburbs,  Lombard, Evanston, and Des Plaines. We have buildings as north as Waukegan and as south as Matteson. We are always looking for more places in need to build barrier-free housing.