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.

Racial Equity & Homelessness Convenings

Why are nearly half the people in Ohio's homeless system black when African-Americans make up only 12 percent of the state's population? COHHIO recently organized a series of meetings to discuss the factors behind this [...]

Breaking Ground – Spring 2019

May 2019 We’ve received a lot of calls recently from legislators and their staffers asking for guidance to respond to homeless constituents seeking assistance. We connect them to local homeless services, but legislators often find [...]

Southeast Ohio YHDP Update

Southeast Ohio Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) projects began in December 2018, and in the months since have significantly ramped up operations. Since implementation, the new YHDP street outreach project has served over 60 individuals [...]

In Other Developments – Spring 2019

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency Board recently announced over $28.5 million in Low Income Housing Tax Credit awards for 2019, which are used to fund the construction, acquisition and rehabilitation of affordable housing communities throughout [...]

COHHIO Workers’ Comp News

As a reminder, your organization could receive huge discounts on workers' compensation costs by joining our group rating program. Last year COHHIO member agencies saved a combined total of $244,866, with an average savings of [...]

Coming Soon: R minor

The HMIS team at COHHIO will release its new reporting system called R minor this spring. Using data from the Ohio Balance of State HMIS, R minor will make it possible to easily and elegantly [...]

Housing Ohio 2019 Followup

Thank you to everyone who was part of our 25th anniversary conference this spring. We had a grand total of 612 guests – another record for the Housing Ohio conference! This reassures us that we [...]