Community Housing Assistance Program (CHAP)


About CHAP


The Community Housing Assistance Program was incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization on March 23, 1992. CHAP has been in existence serving individuals in Warren County for over 30 years. In Ohio, county boards of developmental disabilities work with a nonprofit housing board in order to provide housing for individuals needing residential services. All individuals living in CHAP homes are individuals with developmental disabilities. CHAP is their landlord. CHAP homes are not licensed group homes and staff do not live in the homes. Staff support is provided by certified providers chosen by the residents in the homes, and supports are provided based upon individual needs. Individuals may also incorporate technology as remote monitoring and other assistive technology to provide support in their homes if they wish. 

The Community Housing Assistance Program currently owns more than 90 homes.

Individuals pay up to 30% of their income in rent and receive rental subsidy as needed from either Section 8 voucher or Warren County Board of DD.

A photo collage of some of the Community Housing Assistance Program (CHAP) homes
Types of Homes CHAP owns/manages:
  • Orange heart icon.41 single family homes (3-4 bedrooms)
  • Orange heart icon.1 single family home (2 bedroom home)
  • Orange heart icon.1 six-unit apartment building
  • Orange heart icon.25 duplexes (2 bedrooms on each side)
  • Orange heart icon.3 duplexes (1 bedroom on each side)
  • Orange heart icon.1 patio home (1/2 of a duplex)
  • Orange heart icon.2 condominiums
  • Blue heart icon.Revenue is derived primarily from rental income.
  • Blue heart icon.House Purchases have been made using capital housing grants from the Ohio Department of DD, mortgage loans, cash assets, and grant funds from Warren County Board of DD.
  • Blue heart icon.CHAP operates with a 7 member Board of Trustees – all members of the Warren County community.
  • Blue heart icon.An Annual Operating Contract between Warren County Board of DD and CHAP spells out duties/relationship of both boards.
How do individuals access CHAP homes?​
  • Orange heart icon.Individuals must be eligible for Warren County Board of DD services in order to reside in CHAP housing. Generally, openings in CHAP homes happen one bedroom at a time, rather than having an entire house open. In other words – one resident moves out and a new resident would move in with existing tenants. Individuals interested in living in a CHAP home must be residents of Warren County and must have resources such as waivers or other funding to support their staffing needs, if they require assistance in their home. Individuals must work with their Service Coordinators to facilitate roommate match options.
  • Orange heart icon.Individuals must have resources to pay rent, utilities, personal expenses, etc., so part of the process of moving into the home means ensuring these resources are in place. This might be income from working, Section 8 rental assistance, food stamps, social security income, etc.

Contact Information

For information about the Community Housing Assistance Program, please contact Jennifer Schaal, our Housing and Contracted Service Coordinator at

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For Rent Questions, please contact Penny Pope, our Community Resource Fiscal Specialist at

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For Maintenance Requests, please contact Priscilla Hahn, our Operations Division Secretary at

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