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The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is committed to ensuring that an array of safe, decent and affordable housing options are available for Ohioans experiencing mental illness.

Currently, OhioMHAS has two programs that focus on homelessness:

1)    Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) and

2)    Cooperative Agreement to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI)


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PATH services are for people with serious mental illness (SMI), including those with co-occurring substance use disorders.                             

Population of Focus: Those who are:

  • experiencing a serious mental illness (SMI)
  • experiencing homelessness, or
  • at risk of becoming homeless

CABHI-States (2014-2017)

The purpose of this program is to enhance or develop the infrastructure of states and their treatment service systems to increase capacity to provide accessible, effective, comprehensive, coordinated/integrated, and evidence-based treatment services; permanent housing; peer supports; and other Critical services.

Population of Focus:

  • Veterans who experience homelessness or chronic homelessness, and
  • Other individuals (non-veterans) who experience chronic homelessness

CABHI-States Enhancement (2015-2017)

The purpose of this program is for states that receive CABHI-States grants in FY2013 and FY 2014 to further develop, enhance and/or expand their infrastructure and treatment service system.                       

Population of Focus:

  • Individuals who experience chronic homelessness and have substance use disorders, serious mental illnesses (SMI), or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders; and/or
  • Veterans who experience homelessness/chronic homelessness and have substance use disorders, SMI, or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders