At its March 16, 2016, Board meeting, the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) was recognized by the Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS) for its partnership in offering safe and affordable housing options for Ohioans with mental illnesses and/or substance addictions. According to OHMAS, 50 percent of homeless individuals have a behavioral health disorder; and of those individuals, 87 percent are currently in transitional shelters across the state. Recent statistics suggest that as many as 42 percent of people connected with publicly-funded behavioral health services in Ohio are living in another person's home (OHBH, 2014).
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