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COHHIO has reached its capacity

for Housing Ohio 2017!

Registration is now closed!

COHHIO’s Annual Conference April 10-12, 2017

Please call Douglas Argue at 614-280-1984 x 113

for any questions regarding registrations.

Click here to see the Conference Program

Click here to see Conference Materials

Housing Ohio Conference Schedule At-a-Glance

Major support provided by:

occh            unitedhealthcare


The Ohio Development Services Agency

Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services

Parking Options Near the Sheraton

Please be advised that construction is happening in downtown Columbus, so please give yourself ample time to park

  • Columbus Commons Main Garage – 55 E. Rich St. ($12 daily rate)
  • Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square – 75 East State St. (Due to numerous complications in the past COHHIO does not encourage attendees to use hotel valet)
  • Statehouse Parking Garage – 60 East State St. (up to $14 daily rate 6 a.m.-6 p.m., additional $6 after 6 p.m.)
  • Standard Parking – 116 E. State St. ($17 for 24 hours)
  • Standard Parking – 246 S. 3rd St. on the corner of Rich St. and 3rd St ($5 for 24 hours)

The Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square is located at 75 East State Street in downtown Columbus. You can call the hotel at 800-325-3535 for directions, or go to their Columbus city map for directions. Valet parking is available at the hotel and additional parking is available at Columbus Commons.


Check in begins at 8 a.m. on Monday in the Executive Room on the first floor near the hotel lobby. Please plan to leave yourself plenty of time to register, network, visit exhibit tables, get coffee and get settled in before the conference kickoff at 9 a.m.

-Check in on Monday in the Executive Room, first floor
-Coffee and tea available in the foyer areas on both floors starting at 8:00 a.m.
-Conference Welcome starts at 9:00 a.m. in the Governor’s Ballroom, second floor
-Monday’s plenary begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Governor’s Ballroom
-Reception begins at 5:00 p.m. in the Governor’s Ballroom

-Check in on Tuesday moves to the Capitol Boardroom, second floor
-We will be offering continental breakfast in the Governor’s Foyer starting at 8:00 a.m.
-Tuesday Conference Welcome starts at 9:00 a.m. in the Governor’s Ballroom
-Tuesday plenary begins at 9:15 a.m. in the Governor’s Ballroom

Wednesday Institute Attendees
-We will be offering a continental breakfast in the Legislative Foyer starting at 8:00 a.m.
-Institute sessions begin at 9:00 a.m.
-Lunch will be served at noon in the Legislative Foyer
-Institute sessions will conclude between 3 and 4 p.m.

Continuing Education Units

COHHIO is offering only Social Work Continuing Education Units at Housing Ohio 2017.  Please sign in at the time of registration if you plan to request CEUs. Workshop moderators will provide the code for each workshop at the end of each session.


Complimentary high-speed Internet access is available in the public areas.  Wi-Fi password will be available at registration.

About the Housing Ohio Conference

For nearly 25 years, the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio has hosted an annual conference that convenes the nation’s foremost experts on the issues of homelessness and affordable housing to share new approaches to house Ohio’s most vulnerable citizens. Housing Ohio 2017 will take place April 10, 11 and 12 in our long-time venue – the Sheraton Columbus Hotel on Capitol Square.

During Monday and Tuesday, the first two days of the conference, we offer attendees a choice of 30 workshops on a wide variety of subjects taught by acclaimed professionals working both on the front lines and behind the scenes to tackle homelessness. On Wednesday we will present four Housing Institutes, intensive, full-day sessions that delve deeply into the subject matter.

For our plenary sessions on Monday and Tuesday, COHHIO is pleased to welcome several well-known experts to discuss the effects of housing on public health, and offer insights on the future of federal efforts to fight homelessness under the new Trump Administration.

Please join us for what will surely be one of the best COHHIO conferences ever!

Monday, April 10th Plenary Speaker

Dr. Megan Sandel
Dr. Megan Sandel will kick off the Housing Ohio 2017 conference on Monday morning. Dr. Sandel, M.D., Associate Director of the GROW clinic at Boston Medical Center, is a nationally recognized expert on housing and child health.
Viewing housing and homelessness through the lens of public health, Dr. Sandel likens access to a decent, secure home to vaccination; just as vaccines in young children yield lifelong benefits for the individual and society, ensuring that families can afford quality housing is a form of preventive medicine that helps put a child on the right path.

Tuesday, April 11th Washington Policy Plenary

Nan Roman, President and CEO of the National Alliance to End Homelessness
Diane Yentel, President & CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition
COHHIO welcomes these two national experts to help cut through the confusion surrounding the future of national efforts to end homelessness and federal funding for affordable housing under the new Trump Administration in Washington.

Thank you to the generous sponsors that have already pledged their support for Housing Ohio 2017:



Buckeye Community Hope Foundation
Fifth Third Bank
Huntington Bank


Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield
Community Housing Network
Duke Energy
Fairfield Homes, Inc.
JPMorgan Chase
Molina Healthcare of Ohio, Inc.
National Equity Fund, Inc.
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
Park National Bank
U.S. Bank


Affordable Housing Trust
Buckeye Health Plan
Clark Schaefer Hackett
Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority
Corporation for Supportive Housing
Disability Rights Ohio
Enterprise Community Partners
Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati
Finance Fund
Millennia Housing Companies
Model Group
Mutual of America
National Affordable Housing Trust
National Church Residences
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Neighborhood Development Services, Inc.
New Era Benefits Consulting
Novogradac & Company LLP
Ohio Association of Realtors
Ohio State University College of Social Work
Poppe & Associates
Provident Companies
RED Capital Group
Star Title Agency, Inc.
Stemen, Mertens & Stickler, CPAs
Third Federal Savings & Loan
Testa Companies
Tober Building Company
Vogt Strategic Insights
Wallick Communities
The Woda Group

Additional Support:

A.M. Rodriguez Associates Inc., Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority, Barnes & Thornburg, PIRHL, St. Mary Development Corp.

For information on sponsorship, please contact Marcus Roth, director of communications and development, 614-280-1984 X 111;