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.
Only two of the top 10 occupations in Ohio actually pay their employees enough to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment, according to a report released Wednesday. Ohio’s housing wage increased again this year to $15.25 [...]
Nearly 60,000 Ohioans experienced homelessness in 2016. Almost one-third of them were children. Nearly 10,000 were victims of domestic abuse. The data source is understood to be an undercount and these numbers don’t even include [...]
Every day hundreds of homeless and housing agencies across the state work directly with low-income people whose opinions, needs and struggles are largely ignored by our political leaders. And many low-income people largely ignore our [...]
Ohio has a severe shortage of homes that are affordable to poor Ohioans, according to a report issued Tuesday, but the ongoing housing affordability crisis has barely registered among the state’s 2018 candidates. The National [...]
The Health Policy Institute of Ohio's recent report recommends lawmakers tackle housing insecurity, homelessness and other "social determinants" to help drive down the state's shamefully high rate of infant mortality, which is one of the [...]
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 [...]