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.

In Other Developments – Winter 2020

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency recently released information about the 88 applications it received for the next round of 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC). A list of applicants and summaries of the proposed [...]

COHHIO-Anthem Risk Mitigation Fund

COHHIO’s new Risk Mitigation Fund is helping Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission keep local landlords engaged with programs that help end homelessness for people in Northwest Ohio. Thanks to a $75,000 grant from Anthem Blue [...]

Ohio Votes 2020

With the upcoming presidential primary and general election, 2020 is going to be a very busy election year! COHHIO's Ohio Votes program will continue to work with nonprofit organizations all across the state to engage [...]

Conference Registration Now Open!

Registration for the Housing Ohio 2020 conference is now open! April 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus REGISTER NOW Please join us at COHHIO's first conference of the new decade - Focus on home: 2020 [...]

February 2020 Workers Comp Update

The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation's Annual Safety Congress & Expo is approaching. Learn about this important training opportunity and other important information the February Newsletter from our partner CareWorksComp. Visit our workers’ comp page [...]

Winter Training Bulletin

The Housing Ohio 2020 conference is coming up on April 13 - 15, but you don't have to wait to take advantage of COHHIO's training opportunities! And, as always, you can learn about a broad [...]

Housing Allies Breakfast Break

Recognizing that housing insecurity intersects with so many other public policy issues, COHHIO has created a new forum advocates of all stripes to share updates on their efforts to improve healthcare, food security, access for [...]

DV HMIS Workgroup Making Progress

The Domestic Violence Homeless Management Information System Workgroup continues its efforts to improve coordination between domestic violence services agencies and housing providers with the development of a data collection protocols document and an assessment tool [...]