Olmstead Housing Subsidy (OHS) is a rental subsidy and transitional housing support service program for people enrolled in Medicaid. OHS is a benefit that helps people who are transitioning from nursing home settings or it can help prevent nursing home placement.
Eligible participants of the program are those enrolled in Medicaid who are in need of nursing home level of care, who are homeless or unstably housed, and who have spent at least one hundred and twenty (120) consecutive days in a nursing home over the most recent two-year period and who have the ability to live safely in the community.
Individuals are required to pay 30% of their monthly income toward rent, less allowances, with ILCHV paying the difference between what the individuals pay and the full cost of the rent. There will also be funding available for “community transition services” which includes security deposits, moving expenses, utility payments and household establishment purchases.
If you want more information on the Olmstead Housing Subsidy, call ILCHV and speak to Hunter Share, OHS Housing Specialist.