State Issues 2017-10-25T16:49:07+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.

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 [...]

COHHIO Resists Tenant Intimidation Bill

COHHIO led the charge this week against state legislation that could give unscrupulous landlords a new tool to intimidate tenants into paying for property damage that may not be their fault. COHHIO's Executive Director Bill [...]

Medicaid Expansion Survives Latest Crisis

After COHHIO staff joined hundreds of other advocates at a Statehouse rally earlier this week, the Ohio House decided not to insist on a wrong-headed plan that would cut 500,000 low income Ohioans from Medicaid. [...]

Housing Trust Fund Update: Final Budget

The final bill that emerged from the budget conference committee this week does not include the Home Matters to Ohio coalition's proposal to expand the Ohio Housing Trust Fund. While this is disappointing, we are [...]

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 [...]