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April 9-11

Registration for the Housing Ohio 2018 conference is now open.


About the Housing Ohio Conference

For over 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 2018 will take place April 9, 10, and 11 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 three Housing Institutes, intensive, full-day sessions that delve deeply into the subject matter.

For our plenary session on Monday, COHHIO is pleased to welcome Megan Gibbard Kline, director of A Way Home America, a national campaign to prevent and end youth homelessness. We will also hear from young people serving on the Youth Action Board in their community, and will recognize the 50th Anniversary of the federal Fair Housing Act.

Registration Fees

(Member Organizations Save! You can join or renew when your register for the conference or visit our membership page)

Full Conference – Monday & Tuesday Workshops
$260 (For COHHIO Members); $310 (For Non-members)

Single Day – Monday or Tuesday Workshops
$175 (For COHHIO Members; $200 (For Non-members)

Housing Institute – Wednesday Full-Day Sessions
$50 (For COHHIO Members); $100 (For Non-members)

(Please Note: Early Bird Rates apply through March 23 – starting March 24 registration fees increase by $50. Don’t wait!)

Who Should Attend?

Housing and homeless advocates, social service providers, homeless services and program providers, clients and program participants, housing developers, community development officials, fair housing activists, 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.

Hotel Accommodations

The Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square is offering discounted rooms: $144 per night. Conference participants are responsible for making their own reservations through the Sheraton either by using Sheraton’s online room registration at the COHHIO rate page or calling the hotel at 800-325-3535. Be sure to tell the hotel operator you are part of the COHHIO conference. To get the special rate, you must make your reservations by March 16. There are a limited number of rooms available, so please book your room early.


The Sheraton Columbus Hotel 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 use their Columbus city map for directions. Valet parking is available at the hotel and additional parking is available at Columbus Commons.

Continuing Education Units

COHHIO will provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Social Workers. Certificates will be distributed following the conference via email within 30 days. Conference attendees must sign the CEU forms each day of the conference and complete an evaluation to receive CEUs.


A limited number of scholarships will be available to those who demonstrate a financial burden and would not otherwise be able to attend the conference. Scholarships are limited to one per organization. Submit your written request via email, to The deadline is Feb. 28. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Problems? We can help you register! Call us at 614.280.1984 ext. 131

Major support provided by:

Ohio Development Services Agency

Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Housing Ohio 2018 is made possible by our generous sponsors:

Other confirmed Housing Ohio 2018 sponsors include:


Affordable Housing Trust


Buckeye Community Hope Foundation

Buckeye Health Plan


CHN Housing Partners (formerly Cleveland Housing Network)

Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority

Community Housing Network

Corporation for Supportive Housing


Duke Energy

Enterprise Community Partners

Fairfield Homes

Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati

Finance Fund

First Financial Bank

Geotechnical Consultants, Inc.


Huntington Bank

Millennia Housing Companies

Mount Carmel Health System

Mutual of America

National Church Residences

National Equity Fund

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Neighborhood Development Services

New Era Benefits Consulting

Novogradac & Co.

Ohio State University College of Social Work

Park National Bank

Poppe & Associates

Provident Companies

RED Capital Group

Rose Community Capital

Star Title Agency

Stemen, Mertens, Stickler CPAs

Third Federal Savings & Loan

Tidwell Group

Tober Building Company

The Woda Group

U.S. Bank

Vogt Strategic Insights

Wallick Communities

Other Supporters Include:

Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority

St. Mary Development Corp.

For information on sponsorship, please contact Marcus Roth, Communications/Development Director, 614-280-1984 X 111;