Advocacy 2017-08-31T12:39:47+00:00
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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

Infant Mortality Demonstration Project

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency recently announced a pilot program to demonstrate the impact that targeted housing assistance can have on the infant mortality crisis. [...]

Reform the Mortgage Interest Deduction

A new report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) shows how the federal mortgage interest deduction (MID) can be fixed to help lower [...]

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 [...]

Farewell Cathy Johnston

Our longtime Advocacy Director Cathy Johnston retired after 20 years of tireless and devoted service advancing COHHIO’s mission to end homelessness and expand affordable housing [...]

Medicaid Expansion Survives Latest Crisis

After COHHIO staff joined hundreds of other advocates at a Statehouse rally earlier this week, the Ohio House decided not to insist on a wrong-headed [...]

Housing Trust Fund Update: Final Budget

The final bill that emerged from the budget conference committee this week does not include the Home Matters to Ohio coalition's proposal to expand 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 [...]