Federal Issues 2016-12-21T15:11:47+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.

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 [...]

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 today. The Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio’s (COHHIO) [...]

Washington Update

COHHIO, with the help of our national allies, has been monitoring the flurry of recent activity in Washington that herald dramatic and alarming changes on homelessness and housing issues in Ohio. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson [...]

Bill Faith’s Year End Message

At the close of a tumultuous year, Ohioans have reason to be thankful: we are finally seeing significant progress in the fight against homelessness in Ohio. Over the past five years, Ohio has made significant [...]

Recommendations For the President-elect

President-elect Trump has called for rebuilding American cities and proposed investing in our nation’s infrastructure in order to spur economic growth. This National Low Income Housing Coalition memo shows how making affordable housing investment part [...]