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Darke County

Housing & Shelter

Darke County Metropolitan Housing Authority (DCMHA)
MVCAP is the managing agent for Darke County’s rental subsidy program for low-income families, elderly, and disabled persons who meet the HUD criteria for housing assistance. Eligibility is based on income and family size, with preference to families or individuals who are homeless as defined by HUD, or veterans. Applicants may call the office at 937-548-5380.

Rental units must meet minimum standards of health and safety, as determined by Housing Quality Standards.

DCMHA pays a housing subsidy directly to the landlord on behalf of the participating family or individual. The tenant is responsible for the remainder of the rent.

Tenant Based Rental Assistance
The Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program is funded by the Community Housing Impact and Preservation (CHIP) Program through the Darke County Commissioners’ office. Preference will be given to the homeless, veterans and those whose income is below 30 percent Area Median Income. Proof of homelessness and Veterans DD-214 or 215 must be submitted with application. Applications will be screened for preference and the rest date and time stamped for placement on the Waiting List. Units must pass HQS Inspection and rent reasonableness. Leases are required. Applications can be obtained at 1469 Sweitzer Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331. For more information, call (937) 548-8143.

  • Willow Place Apartments – 3 bedroom apartments located in Greenville, Ohio. These are low income apartments with washer/dryer hookup. For more information please call 937-316-8489.
  • Fox Run Senior Apartments – 2 and 3 bedroom apartments with attached garage located in Greenville, Ohio for tenants with one member of the household age 55 or older. For more information please call 937-316-8025.

Homelessness Crisis Response Program
Assistance for security deposit/first month’s rent for eligible Darke County residents who are homeless For more information please call 937-548-8143.

Darke County Emergency Homeless Shelter
Short-term shelter for persons left homeless due to fire, eviction, or other circumstances. A background check by the Greenville Police Department is required. This program provides a very temporary living situation requiring regular meetings with an MVCAP staff person to devise a permanent solution to resolve housing problems.

Food Assistance

Food Pantry
Contact our office at 937-548-8143 to check on income eligibility and to make an appointment.

Senior Services

Commodity Boxes for Seniors
Commodities are provided by Shared Harvest and are distributed monthly to income eligible customer 60 years of age and older. If you are interesting in participating in the program, contact our office at 937-548-8143 for pre-approval.

Transportation

Community Transportation
We offer eligible customers transportation to medical appointments. The customers would apply for transportation through Darke County JFS and if approved then their transportation would be at no cost to them. Fee based private transportation is also available: $15 one way in the city limits of Greenville; $26 plus $1 per mile one way if in Darke County and staying in Darke County; and $26 plus $2 per mile one way if in Darke County and going out of Darke County. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. For more information please call 937-547-9129.

General and Medical Transportation (through the Area Agency on Aging) available for customers 60 years of age and older to social service agencies; banks, grocery, post office, or Social Security office. There must be at least 2 individuals going together to the same place for general transportation. We also offer medical transportation (through the Area Agency on Aging) for customers 60 years of age and older that need to get to a doctor or medical facility. This program is meant to “fill the gap” for customers who otherwise may not be able to receive necessary medical treatment due to lack of transportation to a medical facility. There is a suggested donation of $3.00. For more information please call 937-547-9129.

Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

The HUD Vash program is a rental subsidy for low-income homeless veterans. The veterans are screened for income eligibility, units are inspected for Housing Quality Standards, and rents are compared to current market rates. Contact the office at 937-548-5380 for more information.

Clothing Bank

The clothing bank is located in the basement of MVCAP’s Darke County facility. Donations are accepted and offered for resale. The clothing bank is open to the general public on Friday afternoon from noon to 3:00 p.m. Customers may apply for a clothing voucher by calling the office at 937-548-8143.

The Clothing Bank accepts donations of:

  • clothing
  • usable household items
  • usable appliances

Donations are tax deductible.

For more information, contact the office at (937) 548-8143.

Bridge the GAP

The Darke County United Way has funding to residents of Darke County in the event of financial hardship. This fund has been established to help Bridge the Gap after all other resources (public and private) have been exhausted. The customers can call our office at 937-548-8143.

Salvation Army

This is a local service unit, in house program, with limited funds to assist transient and local persons in need. These funds are used for gas money for travelers, unexpected expenses for families, and other items to assist people in helping themselves. Darke County does not service Salvation Army stores; therefore, we do not have a pick-up service for clothes or other items.

Greene County

Greene County Office
469 Dayton Ave,
Xenia, Ohio 45385

Housing & Shelter

MVCAP Donnellan Shelter

Miami Valley Community Action Partnership Donnellan Shelter
1080 E. Main St.,
Xenia, Ohio 45385
937-376-3111 ext. 411
Fax 937-376-3973

Emergency and Transitional Housing for homeless families.

About the Donnellan Shelter

The Donnellan Shelter, formerly known as the Greene County Housing Program, was established in 1990 to help Greene County families in need of housing during emergencies.

Donnellan Shelter is a non-profit service that depends upon a variety of funding including grants and donations from the United Way and from the general public. The construction of the Transitional Housing Program was funded by the Federal Home Loan Bank, The Ohio Housing Finance Agency, The Ohio Department of Development, the Federal Emergency Management Association, and the Greene County Department of Job and Family Services.

The Donnellan Shelter consists of two facilities to help families with serious housing issues.

What we offer:

Emergency Residency: The six-unit facility provides families with a maximum of 30 days of housing. During this time, a trained case manager is assigned to each family to assist in resolving issues that led to their homelessness.

Transitional Residency: This seven-unit apartment facility houses low-income families that require extended stays up to 6 months. The Donnellan Shelter program offers our on-site family’s referral and/or service at the facility that includes:

  • Consumer credit/budgeting classes (suspended due to COVID-19)
  • Nutrition classes (suspended due to COVID-19)
  • Parenting classes (suspended due to COVID-19)
  • Fair housing classes (suspended due to COVID-19)
  • Case management
  • Assistance with locating permanent housing
  • Referrals to transportation services
  • Referral to health services
  • Referral to educational/GED training
  • Referrals for after school tutoring
  • Assistance with locating permanent housing

The Donnellan Shelter program also assists families in locating permanent, low-cost housing, as well as follow-up casework.

Do I qualify?

To qualify for the Donnellan Shelter Program, candidates must be temporarily homeless due to:

  • Lack of financial resources
  • Displaced by the City
  • Eviction
  • Unsafe/unsanitary living conditions
  • Natural disaster (fire, flood, hurricane, etc.)
  • Have no fixed address
  • Live on the streets or in a car
  • Fit HUD’s definition of homelessness and be at 30% or below the area median income level.
  • House First practices followed

How do I apply?

In order to apply for the Donnellan Shelter program, eligible families can apply in person at 1080 E. Main, Xenia, Ohio; or by calling us at (937) 376-3111.

Additional Resources

The Donnellan Shelters operate under the Housing First Model:

  • promote rapid exit from homelessness
  • minimal barriers to program entry
  • voluntary supportive services
  • and a housing focused assistance

The shelter’s Homeless Region 15 has received additional state funds for Greene County to be used for the Homeless Crisis Response Program and to support the coordinated process. Please call 937-376-3111 for a referral to these additional resources.

Harding Place Shelter – Transitional Housing Program

Harding Place
190 S. Main St.,
Xenia, Ohio 45385

937-376-3111 ext. 411
Fax 937-376-3973 or 937-376-7747 ext. 403

Harding Place is a transitional housing program operated by the Community Action Partnership of Greene County. Individuals who are homeless, unemployed or underemployed may participate in Harding Place for up to 18 months. During this time, with the assistance of a Case Manager, clients are moved through an evolutionary process to obtain permanent housing. Participants housed at this facility not only receive temporary housing, they also benefit from comprehensive case management and other support services on their pathway to achieving self-sufficiency. Residents identify goals to develop core life skills that promote their personal and professional growth. The program is located in Xenia and helps homeless individuals to become self sufficient. Harding Place provides 7 two bedrooms and 3 one bedroom apartments.

Utility Assistance

Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP)

Applications are available in the form box outside our office or at the reception desk. in Greene County

Greene County Office
469 Dayton Ave,
Xenia, Ohio 45385

» Application

Utility Summer and Winter Crisis

Assistance during the summer and winter months for eligible residents

HEAP

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program that provides eligible Ohioans assistance with their home energy bills.

» Application

Emergency Services

Provides emergency assistance for individuals or households with incomes at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guideline to prevent eviction, utility disconnect, or other critical needs.

Applications are available in the forms box outside our office or at the reception desk.

Greene County Office
469 Dayton Ave,
Xenia, Ohio 45385

Montgomery County

719 S. Main Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402

PIPP/HEAP

Applications are available in the forms box outside our office.

» Application

Emergency Services Assistance

Provides emergency assistance for individuals or households with incomes at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guideline to prevent eviction, utility disconnect, or other critical needs. Applications are available in the foyer of the Main Street office.

Micro Enterprise

This 10-week business development series is being offered for residents of Montgomery County, Ohio that want to start or grow a profitable small business. The course gives prospective business owners all of the tools needed to launch their business successfully and to identify and plan for many of the pitfalls that can lead to business failure. Participants will complete a formal business plan.

The content of this virtual course focuses on the considerations that go into determining a product or service to offer, setting prices, and identifying your target market. This fast-paced course dives into all of the components of a formal business plan. Specific objectives are stated at the beginning of each class, but students can look forward to learning how to complete market research, financial projections. and action plans.

Guest speakers may include accounting, legal, and marketing professionals. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss business banking and financial considerations with regional small business bankers.

Access to email and a computer with internet access is required. Participants will be using Google Classroom to view course presentations and to participate in class discussions. Assistance is given, on a case by case basis, to anyone having barriers that prevent them from participating in the online program. Please let us know during registration if there are any concerns.

For more information or to register, email microenterprise@mvcap.com or call 937-341-5000 x172.

Legal Clinic

  • Eviction Assistance/Tenant Issues
  • License Reinstatement
  • Sealing Criminal Record
  • Certificate of Qualification for Employment

Preble County

Housing & Shelter

Metropolitan Housing Authority

Community Action Partnership is the managing agent for the Preble County Metropolitan Housing Authority and administers the Housing Choice Voucher Program. This program assists low-income individuals and families afford decent, safe and sanitary housing in the private market. Eligible individuals and families are issued a housing voucher, and are free to find a suitable housing unit of their choice.

This unit must be one in which the owner agrees to rent under the program.  Rental units must meet minimum standards of health and safety, as determined by Housing Quality Standards.

This agency pays a housing subsidy directly to the landlord, on behalf of the participating family or individual. The family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount paid by the program.  Eligibility for the program is based on income and family size. If you are interested in applying for a voucher, applications may be picked at the agency.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

This program provides continuing rental assistance to eligible families through a subsidy based on income.  Applications are available in our office. The current wait to receive a voucher is about five years

» Application

Senior housing

MVCAP manages two senior apartment complexes, Camden Commons Apartments in Camden and Eagle’s Nest Apartments in Eaton.  Safe, convenient, and affordable—Individuals age 55 years and older are welcome to apply.  Applications are available in our office.  These are NOT subsidized apartments.

» PC APTS application

Food Assistance

Emergency Food Pantry

by appointment only – In emergencies, when no other sources are available, staple food items are provided.

Senior Services

Senior Commodities

Preble MVCAP serves as a pick-up point for Share Harvest’s senior commodity boxes.  The program is for seniors, age 60 and older that are Preble County residents and income eligible.  Applications are available at our office.

» CSFP application

Senior Housing

MVCAP manages two senior apartment complexes, Camden Commons Apartments in Camden and Eagle’s Nest Apartments in Eaton.  Safe, convenient, and affordable, individuals age 55 years and older are welcome to apply.  Applications are available in our office.  These are NOT subsidized apartments.

» Application

Transportation

Call 937 456-2800

MVCAP contracts with Veterans Services to provide transportation for Veterans to medical appointments, mental health services and recovery services. Job and Family Services provides transportation to work related assignments.  Private transportation is available for a fee, by pre-booked appointment only. Some locations transportation is provided to include:

  • Samaritan Behavioral Health
  • Premier Health
  • Veteran’s Services
  • Preble County Mental Health and Recovery Board.

Transportation is made possible in coordination with

  • Miami Valley Community Action Partnership
  • Preble County Council on Aging
  • Preble County Job & Family Services
  • Preble County Mental Health
  • Recovery Board, Preble County MRDD
  • Veterans Affairs

Transportation is offered through several different programs to lower income, mentally or physically disabled, elderly, or veteran individuals. There is also the option of private pay for those that do not qualify for a specific program. If you are interested in learning more about Preble County’s transportation services, please call:

(937) 456-2800

PIPP

Applications are available in the forms box outside our office.

» Application

Summer and Winter Crisis

Assistance during the summer and winter months for eligible residents

HEAP

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program that provides eligible Ohioans assistance with their home energy bills.

» Application

HWAP

This program is a free energy efficiency program designed to help income-eligible families decrease costs by creating safer and more energy efficient homes.  Referrals are made to the Home Weatherization Assistance Program from this office.

Emergency Services

Provides emergency assistance to prevent eviction, utility disconnect etc.  Applications are available in the office.

Applications

» Camdon Common’s and Eagle’s Nest Apartments A

» PIPP HEAP SCP Drop Off Application