The Fair Housing Resource Center evolved out of the working relationship between the 12-year old non-profit organization known as the Lake County Community Housing Resource Board and the Lake County Fair Housing Office. The former administered a HUD grant for education and outreach programs. The Board of Lake County Commissioners, through administrative funds of the Community Development Block Grant program, funded the latter.
The Lake County Community Resource Board was formed on November 3, 1987 as a non-profit organization that conducted limited outreach and education activities. Their activities included fair housing training for real estate professionals with the Lake County Association of Realtors, fair housing and landlord tenant law training for property managers and owners, an annual poster contest at local schools and home buyer seminars for low and moderate income first time buyers.