Ohio Veterans Housing


MVHO currently manages two buildings where homeless veterans receive top priority for housing. Both properties are located on the grounds of the VA Medical Center campus in Dayton, and have single-room-occupancy (SRO) units for single adults. In both cases, MVHO leases the property from the VA Medical Center, and on-site supportive services are provided by our partner agency, Homefull.

These properties are considered "permanent supportive housing," meaning that tenants can remain in their housing as long as they continue to abide by the terms of their lease. Supportive services are available to the tenants at no additional cost, on a voluntary basis.

Iowa Avenue - Building 412
This property has been operating since 2002, and has 34 units serving single men age 18 or older. We partner with the Dayton Metropolitan Housing Authority (DMHA) for rental subsidies for the tenants, who must meet DMHA subsidy qualifications. Most referrals to Iowa Avenue come through the "Front Door" assessment process at our community's Gateway Shelters. However, some referrals come through Veterans Administration programs, Children Services (for those aging out of foster care), and DDS (formerly known as MRDD).

Ohio Commons - Building 402
Our second property at the VA Medical Center campus opened in October of 2008, with 27 units. It initially served women only, but has since become a co-ed building. Fifteen of the units are subsidized through the Shelter Plus Care program, and are designated for chronically-homeless individuals with a disability. For the remaining 12 units, applicants must be homeless and disabled, but do not have to be chronically homeless. This is a tax credit property, and tenants must qualify financially as having an extremely low income. Referrals to Ohio Commons come through the Gateway Shelters and from Veterans Administration programs.