Member Services 2017-09-22T11:09:24+00:00

COHHIO Programs

COHHIO offers a range of programs and services that help keep local providers current on new developments in the fields of homelessness and housing.

COHHIO manages the Ohio Balance of State Continuum of Care (BoSCoC), which oversees planning efforts for local homeless programs in Ohio’s 80 non-urban counties. The Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) tracks and processes data to help evaluate these programs and make them more effective.

The Training and Technical Assistance program expands our member organizations’ knowledge and understanding of best practices via online and in-person training seminars, phone consultations and site visits. The TTA program also coordinates COHHIO’s annual statewide Housing Ohio conference in April.

The Youth Housing Initiative seeks to reduce barriers that prevent Ohio’s homeless youth and young adults from gaining access to housing and services, and provides youth with the tools and information they need to navigate the system.

The SOAR Ohio Project helps disabled, homeless Ohioans secure federal Social Security benefits so they can achieve greater stability and independence.

COHHIO’s Housing Information program offers tenants legal guidance, advocacy support, and education on housing issues. To access the Housing Information Line visit the Housing Information section of the website.

For more information on COHHIO’s public policy advocacy efforts, visit the Advocacy section of our website.

To find out out becoming a member of COHHIO, visit our membership page. COHHIO’s member organizations are also eligible for deep discounts on their workers’ compensation premiums through COHHIO’s group rating program.

Guide to Effectively Ending Veteran Homelessness

Join us for a webinar on Oct. 17, 2017 at 10:00 AM EDT. Register now! In this free training participants will learn about two communities that have been certified by the United States Interagency [...]

SOAR Ohio Annual Meeting

One of the best parts of my role as the SOAR Ohio Project Coordinator is being able to get our entire team together for our yearly meeting, which provides SOAR Ohio Specialists opportunities for professional [...]

Upcoming Events

COHHIO has several training opportunities coming up. To see a complete listing, visit our online calendar page. Financial Management for Non-Profit Organizations - COHHIO has teamed up with the Ohio Development Services Agency’s Terry Edwards, [...]

In Other Developments…

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency recently announced the 2017 awards for the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program. Funding totaling over $27 million in tax credits was awarded for preservation and construction of 34 developments [...]

COHHIO To Launch New Initiative for Ohio Youth

Starting this fall, runaway and homeless youth in Ohio will have a new companion to help them navigate the adult world on their own. COHHIO’s Youth Housing Initiative is planning to launch Taking Charge, a [...]

COHHIO Members Saved $218,000 on Workers’ Comp

We often talk about how COHHIO members support our work to advocate for more affordable housing, ending youth homelessness, stopping illegal evictions, and much more. But did you know that membership offers benefits that can [...]

Planning an End to Youth Homelessness in SE Ohio

Over the past several months, COHHIO and partners have been laying the foundation for the new $2.2 million Youth Homeless Demonstration Project (YHDP) aimed at ending youth homelessness in five counties of Southeast Ohio. COHHIO [...]

2017 Balance of State Funding Competition

Throughout the state and nation, local agencies are now busy drafting applications for federal funding to continue doing the critical work of fighting homelessness. Each year, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) makes [...]

Infant Mortality Demonstration Project

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency recently announced a pilot program to demonstrate the impact that targeted housing assistance can have on the infant mortality crisis. OHFA is making available up to $1 million for projects [...]