Olmstead Housing Subsidy (OHS)

The Olmstead Housing Subsidy (OHS) is a rental subsidy for seniors and people with chronic disabilities.

 It helps seniors and people with disabilities leave long-term skilled nursing facilities or prevent nursing home placement, by providing access to private housing in the community. Participants in the program will also have access to supportive services to ensure that community-based services are in place and that they know and understand their rights and responsibilities. The participant is free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program and is not limited to units located in subsidized housing projects, such as senior housing.

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Documentation needed to meet eligibility for OHS:

  • Proof of 120 consecutive days in a skilled nursing facility (SNF).
  • Currently living in a skilled nursing facility.
  • ePACES report showing active Medicaid.
  • Current Award letter/income statements to meet HUD FY Extremely Low Income.
  • Proof of identity and age.
  • Written documentation of chronic disability if under 55.
  • Written documentation that the participant is able to live safely in the community and is homeless and living in the skilled nursing facility.