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Advocating for state and federal policies to promote affordable housing and end homelessness is one of COHHIO’s core functions. For decades COHHIO has given voice to the underrepresented, fighting to end homelessness and ensure all Ohioans have a safe, decent, affordable home.

See recent updates on the issues we’re working at the right. Visit the following pages for more information about COHHIO’s advocacy on Federal Issues, State Issues, the Ohio Housing Trust Fund (OHTF), and OhioVOTES. For press releases and coverage on these issues, visit the Media Room.

Advocacy Updates

State Utility Regulators Rule for Tenants (Mostly)

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio recently ruled that submetering companies can no longer charge tenants exorbitant prices for gas, electricity and water services. For [...]

Help Save Housing Trust Fund Expansion!

Ohio House leaders added a proposal to strengthen the Ohio Housing Trust Fund to the state budget that passed the House last month. Unfortunately, the [...]

Affordable Housing Out of Reach in Ohio

Ohio’s Housing Wage increased again this year to $15.00 an hour – the hourly amount renters need to earn to afford rent for a basic, [...]

Medicaid Expansion Key to Reduced Homelessness

Ohio’s move to expand Medicaid has been a critical factor in helping local efforts to prevent and reduce homelessness, according to a new report released [...]

Housing Ohio Conference

Thanks to everyone who helped make Housing Ohio 2017 a success! Housing Ohio 2017 was our biggest conference ever, with 568 attendees, 30 workshops, and [...]

State Budget Update

The state budget that the Ohio House sent to the state Senate this week was a mixed bag for those of us who care about [...]