A Message From DHN Executive Director Jacalyn Slemmer

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The Ohio Department of DD is Offering Regional Training Opportunities on Partnership Development

The Ohio Department of DD has partnered with the Corporation for Supportive Housing and Disability Housing Network to bring County Boards of DD and Housing Corporations training opportunities on Partnership Development. The sessions will focus on partnering with the affordable housing community, as either a county board or a housing corporation, to increase housing opportunities for individuals served by the county board.

The agenda will include:
• Basics of the Affordable Housing Industry
• Benefits of Partnership Development
• How to Partner w/ the Affordable Housing Industry
• How to have a seat at the table to leverage capital funding and DD expertise

These training opportunities will be held during the DHN Summer Regional Meetings (see schedule to the right) and will require an RSVP to ensure sufficient seating.

To accommodate your schedule, you are welcome to attend any location.

Please RSVP to: jacalynslemmer@disabilityhousingnetwork.org.


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