The Wayne Metropolitan Housing Authority partners with others in the community to provide housing opportunities for those with special needs.

The Housing Authority has purchased a number of properties specifically for use by clients of the Wayne County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Many of these properties are group home settings with 24-hour on-site care.

Use of client family contributions, Capital Assistance Funds from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, and low interest loans through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Office have made it possible to build, purchase, and/or renovate these homes to provide appropriate housing adapted to those special needs.

The Housing Authority also acquired a 6-unit licensed group home that provides long term housing in a very comfortable family setting for six female clients of the MR/DD Board.

Special Use Housing photos