A Message From DHN Executive Director Jacalyn Slemmer

 

DISABILITY HOUSING NETWORK RELEASES A STUDY

Disability Housing Network has released the 2012 County Housing Plan Analysis and Summary. The analysis is based on information contained within the Housing Plans submitted in 2012 by 55 of Ohio’s 88 counties.
The purpose of the Model Housing Plan is to provide a framework by which County Board and Housing Corporation staff can discuss current specialized housing operations, needs and options for future housing. It is intended to also aid the development of future operational plans and budgets.

To read the report, click here.

 

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

Membership

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