Miami Valley Housing Opportunities (MVHO) is a nonprofit organization focused exclusively on creating permanent supportive housing solutions for homeless persons with mental illness, chemical dependency, and other disabilities throughout Montgomery County. Through our housing programs and homeless outreach services, we annually serve 1,500 individuals.
Supportive housing means that, in addition to providing housing, the social service needs of our tenants are also addressed. These services include case management, job counseling, mental health services, chemical dependency counseling, and transportation. We work collaboratively with social service providers in the community to link our tenants with the services they need to live independently.
Working to meet the housing needs of vulnerable citizens in our community.
MVHO owns and operates housing, from efficiency apartments to single-family homes, integrated throughout the community. Tenant Operations aims to provide MVHO tenants with the best chance of housing stability, primarily through monthly home visits and partnerships with local agencies for supportive services. Tenant Operations is the primary interface with our tenants. We strive to build relationships to enable tenants to improve their quality of life. MVHO values input from tenants and surveys them regularly. In addition, MVHO welcomes tenant representation on its Board of Trustees.
MVHO partners with over 100 landlords to enable more than 500 individuals and families within Montgomery County to live in safe and decent affordable housing. Funding helps us to provide the homeless and disabled community with independent housing. MVHO administers Shelter Plus Care and Leasing Programs for the Montgomery County Continuum of Care. The Returning Home Ohio and Community Transition Programs receive funding through the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, the Corporation for Supportive Housing, and Ohio MHAS.
MVHO provides outreach to individuals and families living on the street or other places not fit for human habitation. Through our various programs, MVHO works closely with clients to help them obtain housing as well as helping maintain their housing by providing intensive services to assist them in their transition from homelessness.
THE OPPORTUNITY CENTER
Since 2012, The Opportunity Center has served as MVHO’s Headquarters and is home to several non-profit agencies. Through The Opportunity Center, MVHO utilizes programs to provide workforce development and experience for the community. Employment skills and opportunities have been provided to nearly 200 job seekers. A variety of rooms are available for meetings, conferences and trainings, with seating capacity of up to 100 attendees.
A community where everyone has the opportunity to have a place called Home.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a question that is not answered here, please feel free to contact our office at 937-263-4449.
Q: Who qualifies for MVHO housing?
A: Most of our candidates must be homeless, have a disability, and be referred to MVHO through the Montgomery County Continuum of Care. The disability may be in the category of physical disabilities, mental health disabilities, HIV, substance abuse, or a medically frail condition. Those who are not homeless must have a physical disability, be age 50 or older, or have a household income less than 50% of the Area Median Income. Unfortunately, high demand means that we do not always have units available, so eligibility does not guarantee that we will be able to house an applicant immediately. You can contact the MVHO office at (937) 263-4449 to learn more.
Q: What services does MVHO provide?
A: For persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, our PATH program provides outreach, immediate access to basic needs, and referrals. For clients in the Shelter Plus Care rental assistance program, we process applications, conduct inspections and address concerns and issues related to the program. For tenants in the properties owned or managed by MVHO, we provide the services typical of any landlord, including property maintenance. MVHO provides case management services at some locations to our tenants or rental assistance clients.