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Registration is now open!

COHHIO’s Annual Conference April 10-12, 2017

Registration available through two payment options:


Click here to see the Registration Brochure

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.

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!

Who Should Attend?

Housing and homeless advocates, social service providers, homeless services and program providers, clients and program participants, nonprofit 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.

Hotel Accommodations

The Sheraton Columbus 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 19. There are a limited number of rooms available, so please book your room early.


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.

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 in order 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 March 31, 2016. Telephone requests and those submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Registration Details

  • 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 only): $100 for COHHIO members; $150 for non-members

(Please Note: Early Bird Rates apply only through March 31 – starting April 1, registration fees increase by $50 for both members and non-members.)

Members Save!

Become a COHHIO member now and receive a $50 discount on registration for this year’s conference. It only takes a few minutes to join COHHIO – visit the membership page on our website, or pay membership dues when you register for the conference online. An organizational membership covers all conference registrants from your organization.

Problems? We can help you register! Call us at 614.280.1984 ext. 113

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.

Tuesday Lunch Invited Plenary Speaker

Ann Oliva, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Needs, HUD

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 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, National Affordable Housing Trust, PIRHL, St. Mary Development Corp.

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