The John W. Clem House is an 11-bed emergency shelter for men with substance abuse issues with eight beds reserved for homeless veterans. The House is a substance-free environment with a house manager, shared living and support services. While clinical services are not offered, residents are linked to additional services outside the House. The House is owned by the Alcohol Dug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Athens, Hocking and Vinton Counties and offers residents an opportunity to begin a new life.
OHFA awarded the property $95,000 in funding from the Capital Funding to End Homelessness Initiative (CFEHI). This is a one-time boost to local Continuums of Care to assist with their strategies to end homelessness in Ohio and is in addition to programming that OHFA already provides annually to finance permanent supportive housing.