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State Issues 2016-12-21T15:13:09+00:00
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.

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) [...]

State Budget Update

The state budget that the Ohio House sent to the state Senate this week was a mixed bag for those of us who care about ensuring that the most vulnerable Ohioans have a safe, decent [...]

Housing Trust Fund Expansion

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 [...]

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 [...]

Infant Mortality & Housing

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 [...]

Unemployment Compensation Update

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 [...]