Ohio Department of Medicaid Subsidy Demonstration

The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) and the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) are partnering to introduce a demonstration that will augment the Ohio 811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) Program. Similar to the Ohio 811 PRA Program, which expands affordable housing opportunities to persons with disabilities, the Ohio Department of Medicaid subsidy demonstration will target extremely low-income people with disabilities who are exiting facility-based settings and who further require accessible housing. The program will make available approximately $3 million to be used for operating subsidies for accessible units developed in connection to the 2016, 2017 and 2018 qualified allocation plans (QAP).

OHFA will make awards and administer 15-year operating subsidies to owners and eligible multifamily rental properties funded through the housing credit program. Owners will set aside up to 25 percent of their units for persons with disabilities and incorporate accessibility features into their projects that are consistent with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. OHFA will operate a referral network that will connect individuals with affordable and accessible units.

Program Documents

Referral Agent Training and Registration

If you work for an organization who serves potentially eligible individuals, we'd like you to attend one of the webinars to learn more about the ODMSD program. Program eligibility and the referral process are explained, as well as information about current and future ODMSD locations. The webinar lasts approximately one hour.

To find out when the next Referral Agent training will be held, please email MedicaidSubsidy@ohiohome.org.

Please note that Eligible Referral Agents must have attended a Referral Agent training and registered as a Referral Agent with OHFA in order to refer clients to the ODMSD properties. If you have questions about who is eligible to become a Referral Agent please email MedicaidSubsidy@ohiohome.org.

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Contact Information

Questions and correspondence regarding the Ohio Department of Medicaid Subsidy Demonstration may be directed to: MedicaidSubsidy@ohiohome.org