A Message From DHN Executive Director Jacalyn Slemmer

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Through a partnership with the Ohio DD Council, DHN received a one year grant last year to continue providing training and technical assistance to Ohio’s County Boards of DD and Housing Corporations and to develop a statewide web-based data collection system.

The data collection system allows Housing Corporations to update and share housing information using the Ohio Association of County Boards of DD’s website. As information is collected, DHN is able to organize and sort information to share on the DHN website. The system will also provide an easy way to respond to information requests from Housing Corporations and other statewide stakeholders.

To view the reports, click on the “Research” Tab at the top of the page.




Disability Housing Network’s Board of Directors are pleased to announce DHN will have a track of housing sessions on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at the Ohio Association of County Boards 31st Annual Convention. The sessions include: Statewide Data Collection Project; DODD Housing Update; Downsizing Larger Residential Settings: Roles & Process; Serving High Need Individuals in the Community; Renting versus Buying Community Housing: the Pro’s and Con’s; Maximizing Housing Resource Grant Update.

2014 DHN Membership provides you with a Member Rate for the OACBDD 31st Annual Convention! To receive the discounted rate, you will need to register as “County Boards, Affiliate Members and COG Staff”. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. To register, Click Here.

We look forward to seeing you in December!

About Disability Housing Network

The Disability Housing Network was created because many people realized the importance of quality housing and that there was little to no attention being given to the development, management, and supervision of this area of supported living services in Ohio. Today, DHN is a member driven organization with a mission focused on providing much needed support and assistance to County Boards of DD and Housing Boards that manage and operate homes for individuals with disabilities in Ohio.

By leveraging the experience and intellect of our members, we have developed “best practice” resources that can be utilized by all member counties while creating a collective voice for advocacy. We strongly believe that if we work together we can strengthen and improve disability housing standards and practices in Ohio. Continue reading


Over the past year, DHN has had many successes. Not only have we had insightful and well-attended statewide conferences, we have completed our first year of a grant received from the DD Council for a capacity building project with Housing Corporations across the state, focusing on governance policies, housing policies, and local housing planning. Continue reading