The Summit Housing Development Corporation or SHDC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation separate from, but working in conjunction with, the County of Summit Board of Developmental Disabilities (Summit DD).

SHDC was created to allow Summit DD the ability to access Capital Assistance Funds disbursed by the State of Ohio.

SHDC currently owns 91 homes in Summit, Portage and Marietta Counties that provide housing for over 330 individuals. It is governed by a Board of Trustees and currently has four full-time staff members. SHDC works closely with the Summit DD Board and its affiliated agencies to help eligible individuals select the most suitable homes.

Summit DD Consumers Living in SHDC Homes

Referrals for residential placements in SHDC homes are made by Service and Support Administrative Coordinators and are subject to approval by the Service Utilization Department. Once approved for residential placement, individuals will have the opportunity to choose their home. Placements are determined based on availability, emergency need and/or waiting list priority.

SHDC attempts to secure housing for eligible individuals based on choice, need, accessibility and location. Housing options must be developed in accordance with each individual’s level of financial resources. Individuals pay rent through their own financial resources.

Supported-Living or Medicaid-Waiver funds provide for the support services (through certified providers) necessary to ensure health and safety in the homes.