Federal Issues 2017-10-25T16:47:45+00:00
COHHIO works closely with our partners in Washington, like the National Low Income Housing Coalition and the National Alliance to End Homelessness, to monitor and influence federal policies on housing and homelessness.

Homelessness In Ohio Decreases Again

HUD's 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress shows continuing progress in the fight to end homelessness in Ohio, despite an overall increase in the national numbers. According to the AHAR Report, which is based [...]

It’s Not Over Yet!

Housing advocates have stepped up and called their senators in droves, but the tax bill that recently passed the Senate is still terrible for affordable housing in several ways. I wanted to pass on more [...]

Homeless Veterans Funding On the Line

Congressional tax and budget negotiations were at the top of the agenda on my recent trip to Washington, but I’m pleased to report progress on another important but little-known threat to  efforts to fight veterans [...]

Bill’s Thanksgiving Update on Washington

This Thanksgiving break will be a much-needed pause in the whirlwind of activity in Washington, where politicians have been working on legislation that could devastate our desperately needed affordable housing programs. Last week I went [...]

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 income homeowners that really need assistance and generate significant new [...]

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, two-bedroom apartment, according to a report jointly released Thursday by [...]