COHHIO closely monitors state legislation and rules that affect Ohioans who are struggling to emerge from poverty and fights at the Statehouse for policies that alleviate homelessness, expand housing and protect the vulnerable from predatory consumer practices. For more information on the Ohio Housing Trust Fund, visit our Housing Trust Fund page.
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) [...]
The Ohio House approved a state budget this week that would significantly expand the Ohio Housing Trust Fund – the primary source of state funding for local homeless and affordable housing programs in Ohio. After [...]
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 [...]
State lawmakers are currently working on Senate Bill 332, a much-needed response to Ohio’s shamefully high rate of infant mortality that could pass during lame duck session. COHHIO welcomes the legislature's recognition that housing insecurity [...]
The General Assembly backed off a controversial plan to slash unemployment compensation benefits (HB 620) during the 2016 lame duck session after encountering broad-based opposition from labor and advocacy groups. State leaders announced a compromise [...]