HOME Choice: Helping Ohioans Move, Expanding Choice

Ohio’s HOME Choice program transitions eligible Ohioans from institutional settings to home and community-based settings, where they receive services and supports at home and in their communities.

Established in 2008 with the goal of transitioning 2,000 Ohioans, the program has become a national leader in moving people back home. HOME Choice currently ranks first nationally in transitioning individuals with mental illness into home-based settings, and second in overall transitions completed. As of September, 2018, more than 12,500 people have enjoyed a new found independence through HOME Choice, Ohio’s iteration of the federal Money Follows the Person (MFP) program. Enrollment onto the federal MFP grant program ends December 31, 2018, however, Ohio will offer the same services and supports through the State funded Beyond the Grant program during the first six months of 2019.Who is eligible to participate?
To participate in HOME Choice, you must:

  • Resided in a nursing facility, ICF/IID, hospital and/or residential treatment facility at least (90) consecutive days at the time of discharge;
  • Have active Medicaid at the time of the application;
  • Receive a Medicaid-funded inpatient service prior to discharge;
  • Have needs that can be safely met through the HOME Choice program, as determined by the Ohio Department of Medicaid;
  • Agree to move into a qualified residence upon discharge;
  • Was not previously enrolled and disenrolled from the HOME Choice program; and
  • Have sufficient income or the means to sustain community living at time of application

Service with support

Home Choice is not a waiver program. Please use this link to find the most updated information.