Member Services 2017-10-25T16:23:15+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.

Thank You COHHIO Interns!

COHHIO has had great help this fall from several capable interns - thank you Patrick Woodruff, Stephen Crouch and Matthew Stuneck! Patrick, who is in his senior year at Ohio State University, just completed his [...]

Welcome Gina Wilt and Dillon McCrea

COHHIO is pleased to announce the hiring of Statehouse veteran Gina Wilt to lead the nonprofit organization’s advocacy program after the retirement of long-time Advocacy Director Cathy Johnston. Gina joins COHHIO after managing lobbying efforts [...]

In Other Developments…

WSOS Community Action opens Commons at Little Bark Creek Older Ohioans who want or need to live with younger kin often have very few housing options outside of homeownership. Low-income renters have a hard time [...]

The 2018 PIT Count is Coming!

Having reliable local data plays an important role in raising public awareness of the challenges with homelessness and in securing more resources from public and private sources to address the issue. One way this data [...]

Workers’ Comp Update 4Q 2018

COHHIO offers members the opportunity to significantly reduce their workers' compensation costs by enrolling in our Group Rating programs. While the Group Rating enrollment deadline has passed, there's still time to enroll in Group Retrospective [...]

Webinar Series: Ending Homelessness in Ohio

The Ohio Housing and Homelessness Collaborative is offering a webinar series between Nov. 30 and Dec. 19 entitled “Effective Strategies to End Homelessness in Ohio” in advance of the forthcoming publication of Ohio’s first statewide [...]

Homeless Veterans Funding On the Line

Congressional tax and budget negotiations were at the top of the agenda on my recent trip to Washington, but I’m pleased to report progress on another important but little-known threat to  efforts to fight veterans [...]

Bill’s Thanksgiving Update on Washington

This Thanksgiving break will be a much-needed pause in the whirlwind of activity in Washington, where politicians have been working on legislation that could devastate our desperately needed affordable housing programs. Last week I went [...]

COHHIO Job Posting: Youth Housing Initiative Coordinator

COHHIO has an opening for a Youth Housing Initiative Coordinator. This position is full-time and will work under the direction of the Managing Director to implement the goals of this program. Purpose:  Assist in the [...]