Background

New Housing Ohio is a developer, owner, and manager of specialized housing, primarily serving the mentally ill, developmentally disabled, substance use, and homeless populations.  We began in 1995, in Lebanon, Ohio, as New Housing Opportunities, Inc.  Starting in the mid-2000’s, we expanded into other communities throughout Ohio.  Eventually, we opened an office in Tiffin, Ohio, which now serves a large portion of Northwest Ohio.  Additionally, we acquired the assets of THR, Inc., an organization in Butler County, Ohio.  Today, New Housing Ohio consists of nine separate corporations and several quasi-independent programs.


Purpose

Building Communities is not just a tagline; it’s what we do. As a community driven organization, we seek to re-use, revitalize, and reinvigorate the buildings and communities in which we work. Often, we seek to re-purpose older buildings, which frequently leads to further economic development in the surrounding areas.  However, we don’t stop there. We build communities AND we build people. We help people get back on their feet if they are homeless; help them recover if they are addicted; and, help them remain stable if they are living with mental illness or developmental disabilities.

 

Social Enterprise

NHO offers services and products to the general public through our Social Enterprise initiatives.  A Social Enterprise is a business venture that augments the mission of a nonprofit organization. In the nonprofit world, these businesses are generally known as “Social Enterprises.” It is a very compelling social movement, because when individuals and businesses hire us to provide services or buy our products, the profit we make goes right back in to helping serve people in need. While most of our efforts center around our real estate developments that focus on serving people in need, we also offer employment to our residents through our Social Enterprise programs.

Currently, through our Social Enterprise, The Nest provides three services to customers in Clinton County.  These three services help to employ individuals in The Nest recovery program. When the residents work for the social enterprise they are creating a foundation for their recovery and for a better future.


Our Clients Say it Best
  • “Because of New Housing Ohio, many people who would have been homeless have found a safe haven to help rebuild their lives through the Morrison House. New Housing Ohio is a true blessing to our community.”–Pat DeMonte, Executive Director of Tiffin-Seneca United Way

  • "We are so thankful that our individuals are now in safe, clean, and caring homes that will lead them in their journey of recovery.  The staff at NHO treats residents as if they were their brother or sister, mother or father.  That’s the right way to treat people!"–Nancy Cochran, Executive Director, Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties

  • "The quality of residential care in our community has improved significantly with NHO, Inc. as a provider. The residents’ best interests are always a priority and the NHO management is attentive to the community’s housing needs."–Robin Reaves, PCC, Site Director, Firelands Counseling & Recovery Services of Seneca & Wyandot Counties