Using Local Initiatives to Fund In-Home Services: Ohio Leads the Nation

June 1, 2021


  • Athena Koumoutzis
  • Pamela Mayberry
  • Jennifer Heston-Mullins
  • Robert Applebaum

As a result of limitations in federal and state funding for nonmedical supportive services, some communities across 15 states are utilizing local funding sources to support aging services for older adults and/or their family or friend caregivers. Local funding sources include property tax levies, payroll, and sales taxes. This research brief explores how communities across Ohio utilize local funding and analyzes the differences in various approaches such as amount of revenue generated, service eligibility criterion, type of services covered, and management infrastructure.

Research Brief (PDF)(303KB)


  • Home and Community Based Services
  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing