A Message From DHN Executive Director Jacalyn Slemmer

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Join us at the Fall DHN Regional Meetings! 

DHN will host the Ohio Department of DD Residential Resources staff for a training on using Community Capital Assistance funds for new construction projects on the following dates:

South Region-October 4

Northwest Region- October 10

West Region- October 11

Northeast Region- October 25

East Region- October 26


OACB 34th Annual Convention

Disability Housing Network’s Board of Directors are pleased to announce Disability Housing Network will have a track of housing sessions on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the Ohio Association of County Boards 34th Annual Convention. Location: Hilton Columbus at Easton 3900 Chagrin Drive Columbus, OH 43219

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