A Message From DHN Executive Director Jacalyn Slemmer

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Disability Housing Network’s Board of Directors are pleased to announce DHN will have a track of housing sessions on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at the Ohio Association of County Boards 33rd Annual Convention. The sessions include: Current Housing Topics and Trends; Disability Housing Network Data Collection; Housing Products to Improve Safety, Accessibility and Operations; and State of Ohio Housing Updates.

2016 DHN Membership provides you with a Member Rate for the OACBDD 33rd Annual Convention! To receive the discounted rate, at the bottom of the first registration page choose “I am registering as a member of Disability Housing Network”. OACB Logo

OACB Convention Registration Link

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