P.O. Box 901 | Columbus, OH 43085

Over 42 Housing Corporations & 30 County Boards Supporting DHN as Members

DHN Housing Conference Registration

Disability Housing Network 

Housing Conference

 

Disability Housing Network Board of Directors are pleased to announce the agenda and confirmed speakers for the DHN Housing Conference on June 26, 2018 in Columbus at the

Xenos Café Auditorium, 1340 Community Park Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43229 .   Please feel free to contact me for an invoice.  (Pending approval for Ohio Department of DD CEU credits)

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AGENDA

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

8:55 a.m. Welcome

9:00 a.m. Master Contracts

Disability Housing Network has invited Stephen P. Postalakis, Esq., with the law firm Haynes Kessler Myers & Postalakis, Incorporated to present on legal aspects of the master contract, including common challenges and the master contract requirements found in the Community Capital Assistance (CCA) rule.

11:00 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. Legal Perspective on Leases

Dianne Depasquale-Hagerty, CEO Medina Creative Housing, will present information on residential leases, including, what should be in a lease, how the lease protects both the landlord and the tenant, and other best practices.

12:15 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. Ohio Building Code Changes: Where are we now?

This three-part session will include examples on how the changes are being implemented at the local level, basics on fire suppression systems, and a recap from the Ohio Board of Building Standards (OBBS). In preparation for OBBS presentation, DHN will send out a statewide request for questions/scenerios to ensure the presentation meets county board and housing corporation needs. Speakers for the session include:

Critty Buenconsejo, Director of Projects & Design, Creative Housing, Inc.

Eric Frentzel, Director of Facilities, Creative Housing, Inc.

Gina Gehm, Executive Director, Housing Resource Group

Debbie Greenebaum, Housing Coordinator, Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services

Jay Richards, Assistant Architect Administrator, Ohio Board of Building Standards

2:30 Break

2:45 Fair Housing & Nimby-ism

One of the challenges impacting development of special needs housing continues to be the "not-in-my-back yard" mentality. Katie Hunt-Thomas, Attorney-at-law/The Ability Center of Greater Toledo and Ronnell Tomlinson, Director of Housing Enforcement & Mediation, Ohio Civil Rights Commission, will share information on common housing development challenges, strategies and resources to help housing corporations and county boards address the issue.

Hotel:  Xenos has contracted with Sheraton Suites at 201 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus, OH  43235, for 2018.  The "Xenos Christian Fellowship Special Rate" is $99 for standard king suites is $99.00 and $119.00 for Club Level King Suites.

Included in the rate is:

  • Complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet in the restaurant
  • Complimentary Standard wireless internet access in all suites
  • Complimentary use of the indoor/outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool
  • Complimentary use of the Sheraton Fitness Center available 24/7
  • Complimentary use of The Link at Sheraton, a social gathering space with business services including us of computers and printing

To make your reservation call the Sheraton Reservation line at 888-627-7038 and request the "Xenos Christian Fellowship Special Rate".  If booking online you can use the Xenos rate code 534522.

(This is not part of a group reservation so you'll not need to mention that this is in conjunction with a meeting or conference - that may make the reservation process go less smoothly.)

CEU's: DHN has been approved for 6 CEU's through the Ohio Department of DD for the the following certification types: Superintendents, Adult Services, County Board Member and SSA's.

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Become a Disability Housing Network Member in 2018!

Organizations eligible for DHN membership are Housing Corporations that operate in the state of Ohio, Ohio County Boards of DD, and other organizations interested in the latest trends and news related to scattered-site, community-based rental housing for people with disabilities.

Disability Housing Network offers the following benefits to our membership:

  • 6 hours of technical assistance on an annual basis
  • County Housing Planning Technical Assistance
  • New housing corporation executive director or county board DD housing staff person orientation at no charge
  • Regional meetings providing opportunities for collaboration, learning, and networking with peer disability housing professionals
  • Access to cutting-edge website about important issues in the disability housing field
  • Share files and best practices with other DHN Members
  • Post your news, updates and events on the DHN website for other members to view
  • Share job opportunities with other DHN members
  • Showcase your organization on our website by posting a profile, news, updates & events
  • Regular updates of national trends in operations, funding, and financing policies and procedures
  • Sponsorship of research specific to the disability housing field
  • Participation in a strong, collective voice for disability housing

2018 Housing Corporation Membership Application

2018 County Board Membership Application

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.

We hope you will consider joining us in our work towards developing and maintaining safe, comfortable, and quality housing for individuals with disabilities. NOW is the time to look strategically at our housing resources in Ohio. Please join us as we learn, share, and work together!

Membership

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.

We hope you will consider joining us in our work towards developing and maintaining safe, comfortable, and quality housing for individuals with disabilities. NOW is the time to look strategically at our housing resources in Ohio. Please join us as we learn, share, and work together!

With membership now covering 70 of 88 Ohio counties. 

We hope you will join us.