Elderly Housing

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Miami Valley Housing Opportunities currently has two housing programs designed specifically to serve seniors. The first, Golden Villa, focuses on those moving out of the homeless system, while the second, New Hope Villa, serves seniors with certain types of mental illness. In both cases, MVHO relies on our community partners to help ensure that our tenants have access to needed services and resources.

Golden Villa is an MVHO-owned property with 41 housing units. To qualify for housing at Golden Villa, an individual must be age 50 or older, as well as being homeless and disabled. Referrals come through the gateway shelter system, including medically-fragile persons identified through the Samaritan Clinic. On-site supportive services for the residents of Golden Villa are provided by a wide variety of local agencies, including the Veterans Administration, Homefull, PLACES, CAM, and assorted mental health agencies. Many of the residents at Golden Villa are also linked with home health aides and meals on wheels.

Managed by MVHO and owned by the ADAMHS Board of Montgomery County, New Hope Villa can house up to 25 people. Eligibility guidelines require prospective tenants to be age 50 or older, have a current income source, be diagnosed with an SMD (severe mental disorder) or a SPMI (severe, persistent mental illness), be ambulatory, have Medicaid, Medicare or health insurance, and meet a list of other requirements. The referral process goes directly through the ADAMHS Board. On-site supportive services are provided by community mental health agencies including CAM, Eastway, South Community and DayMont West. To effectively meet the needs of New Hope Villa's tenants, MVHO provides 24-hour staffing, and CAM has on-site staff including a full-time activities director and a part-time mental health case manager. Daily meals and laundry services are also provided.