Conference 2017-10-25T17:46:55+00:00

Thanks to everyone who helped make Housing Ohio 2017 a success!

Mark your calendar now for next year’s conference on April 9-11, 2018 for the only annual statewide conference focused on ending homelessness in Ohio.

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Major support provided by:

occh            unitedhealthcare


The Ohio Development Services Agency

Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services

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.

Who Should Attend?

Housing and homeless advocates, social service providers, homeless services and program providers, clients and program participants, housing developers, welfare advocates, community development officials, fair housing advocates, supportive housing providers, federal, state and local government personnel, mental health and substance abuse professionals, attorneys, and anyone else concerned with access to decent, safe and affordable housing and services for low-income people.

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.

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