A Message From DHN Executive Director Jacalyn Slemmer

Disability Housing Network Regional Meetings- October 2015
Disability Housing Network has been invited by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) to participate on an advisory committee to develop the protocol for the recently awarded HUD rental assistance program, Ohio 811 Project Rental Assistance. DHN will share information with stakeholders as it becomes available. DHN has invited a representative from the Ohio Department of DD to attend the October DHN Regional Meetings to share information on the department’s role with the new OHFA rental assistance program. To read more about the program, please visit OHFA’s website, Ohio 811 Project Rental Assistance- OHFA.

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