Member Services2017-10-25T16:23:15+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.

Workers’ Comp Deadlines Approaching

COHHIO members may be eligible for deep discounts on their workers' compensation costs through our Group Rating programs! But you'll need to act soon if you'd like to take advantage of this membership benefit because [...]

Bill’s August Update

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August Workers’ Comp Update

COHHIO partners with CareWorksComp to offer our organizational members the opportunity to dramatically cut workers' compensation costs through our group rating programs. During the most recent policy year, COHHIO member agencies saved a combined total of [...]

Training & Technical Assistance Update

As COHHIO’s Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator, I recently had the opportunity to attend the 2018 National Conference on Ending Homelessness and Capitol Hill Day. This two-day event is put on by the National Alliance [...]

In Other Developments – Aug. 2018

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BoSCoC New Diversion Process Shows Promise

The strategy of Diversion is based on the notion that it’s better to help someone avoid homelessness than to wait and figure out how to restore housing stability once they’ve already lost their home. It’s [...]