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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 SSI 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.

To find out about upcoming events and training opportunities visit COHHIO’s calendar page.

In Other Developments–Spring

Community Housing Network Opens Terrace Place Community Housing Network recently opened a new $11.1 million housing development in Columbus’ Weinland Park neighborhood. Forty-eight of the development’s 60 units will be reserved for chronically homeless individuals. [...]

SOAR Ohio Update

The SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR) program has helped thousands of Ohioans access the disability benefits they need to help maintain their housing, health, and financial stability. Nationally, Ohio’s program stands out as first [...]

Incorporating Harm Reduction in Your Program

Join us for a webinar on Harm Reduction on Jun 27, 2017 at 1:00 PM EDT. Click Here to Register Now! This webinar training will provide an introduction to the philosophy, principles, and strategies of [...]

Bridges (Fostering Connections): Two-Part Webinar Series

Bridges: Housing and Supports for Youth Who Have Emancipated from Foster Care - Two-Part Webinar Series Join us for a webinar on May 30, 2017 at 11:00 AM EDT. Click Here to Register now! On [...]

Andriena’s Story

Earlier this year, Ardriena called COHHIO's Housing Information Line (888-485-7999) because she was facing possible eviction. From the beginning of her residence in the apartment complex, Andriena experienced a variety of frustrating problems with management. [...]

Housing Ohio Conference

Thanks to everyone who helped make Housing Ohio 2017 a success! Housing Ohio 2017 was our biggest conference ever, with 568 attendees, 30 workshops, and four Housing Institutes! COHHIO would like to thank our workshop [...]

Help Wanted: Southeast Ohio Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project

The new Southeast Ohio Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project is seeking to fill two positions that will directly support the development of a comprehensive community plan to prevent, reduce, and end youth homelessness throughout the region. [...]

COHHIO Secures $2.2 Million Federal Youth Homelessness Grant

Southeastern Ohio is one of only four rural areas in the country to be awarded federal grants to implement innovative approaches to ending youth homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced recently. [...]

Coordinated Entry Systems Standards 2016

The primary goals for Coordinated Entry systems are that assistance be allocated as effectively as possible and that it be easily accessible no matter where or how people present. Most communities lack the resources needed [...]