Home Think Tank, launched in 2007, is a collaboration of agency partners dedicated to creating safe, accessible and affordable housing for people with disabilities. The group holds roundtables, trainings and other events for families and people with disabilities to learn more about housing. Click here to see documents from previous events.
Key participants include advocates, family members, planners, architects, Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA), Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME), People Working Cooperatively, residential provider organizations and many others.
Home Think Tank has linked local developers with people with disabilities interested in home ownership, promoted visitability standards at events like CitiRama, trained realtors and housing inspectors on the rights and responsibilities of tenants, provided input to city and county officials, assisted families with housing planning and more.
The group has three goals for 2017:
- Help people with disabilities and their family members plan creatively for housing (including options that do not rely exclusively on Individual Options (IO) waiver for service support or Home Choice Vouchers for rental support)
- Support families in their efforts to create new, inclusive housing developments
- Advocate for affordable, accessible and inclusive housing
Contact Hamilton County DD Services Housing Coordinator Debbie Greenebaum, (513) 559-6688 or firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.