Summit Housing Development Corporation
Summit Housing Development Corporation (SHDC) is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation separate from, but working in conjunction with The County of Summit Developmental Disabilities Board (Summit DD). The SHDC was created to allow the Summit DD the ability to access capital assistance funds disbursed by the State of Ohio. SHDC currently owns over 80 homes in Summit County that provide housing for over 320 individuals. It is governed by a Board of Trustees and works closely with the Summit DD and its affiliated agencies to help eligible individuals select the most suitable 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 help choose their home. Placements are determined based on availability, emergency need and/or waiting list priority.
The 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.
The Mission of Summit Housing Development Corporation (SHDC) is to develop and maintain safe and appropriate housing an integrated setting for individuals with mental retardation and/or other developmental disabilities.
- Cathy Shew, President
- Loma Swett, Vice President
- Barbara Vimont, Secretary
- Boyd Marsh, Trustee
- John Moore, Trustee
- Janine Dalton, Trustee
- Jeff Grosenbaugh, Trustee
- Tom Jacobs, Executive Director: 330-634-8722
- Buck Buchanan, Construction & Property Supervisor: 330-634-8711
- Jerry Wilson, Maintenance Staff
- Ralph McBrian, Maintenance Staff