Advocacy 2017-10-25T16:19:35+00:00

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

Report Shows Gap in Affordable Housing in Ohio

Ohio has a severe shortage of homes that are affordable to poor Ohioans, according to a report issued Tuesday, but the ongoing housing affordability crisis [...]

State Grants Help Seniors Stay In Their Own Homes

The Ohio Development Services Agency recently awarded $5.5 million in grants to 22 local organizations to help low-income Ohioans make the repairs and accessibility upgrades [...]

Housing Ohio 2018 Conference: Register Now!

Register now to get early bird rates for COHHIO's annual Housing Ohio 2018 conference on April 9, 10, and 11. Megan Gibbard Kline will kick [...]

Bill’s Update

The Trump administration’s budget proposal came out earlier this month and its bad news for housing and homeless advocates. The president wants to cut HUD’s [...]

Slaying the Gerrymander

The 2018 elections promise to shakeup the state and national political scenes, starting with a ballot issue in May that could go a long way [...]

ODSA Announces Homeless Grant Awards

The Ohio Development Services Agency recently awarded grants totaling nearly $26 million in state and federal funding to help 72 local agencies working to prevent [...]

President Trump’s HUD Budget Would Increase Housing Insecurity

Bill Faith, executive director of the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s proposed 18.3 percent [...]

Sign Up Now For Increased Housing Resources!

We all know that there is tremendous unmet need in the state for housing that low-income people can afford. However, there is good news: Congress’s [...]

Report Recommends Housing Interventions To Reduce Infant Mortality

The Health Policy Institute of Ohio's recent report recommends lawmakers tackle housing insecurity, homelessness and other "social determinants" to help drive down the state's shamefully [...]