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.

COHHIO Risk Mitigation Fund

The pandemic has created a renewed sense of urgency to move people out of congregate shelters where the virus spreads quickly. However, the pandemic has also created new challenges when it comes to finding landlords [...]

Housing Now for Homeless Families

Update: We are currently seeking proposals from nonprofit organizations to administer Rapid Re-Housing and Homeless Prevention to TANF-eligible families with children experiencing homelessness. The deadline to apply is Aug. 7. More information: Download the Request [...]

Report: Top Ohio Jobs Pay Too Little to Make Rent

For Immediate Release July 14, 2020 Pandemic Increases Housing Insecurity for Low-Wage Workers Before the coronavirus hit Ohio, only three out of the 10 most common jobs actually paid employees enough to afford a basic [...]

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COHHIO Believes that Black Lives Matter.

COHHIO stands in solidarity with the protestors demanding justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, as well as so many other Black Americans killed by police, many of them in Ohio. We remember [...]

The Big Give

The Columbus Foundation’s Big Give results are in! COHHIO was one of 1,107 nonprofit organizations in Ohio that received donations during the 25-hour campaign.  In all, people from 12 countries, 50 states, and 1,246 cities [...]

Musician Sarob Donates Song to Pandemic Emergency Fund

Ohio-based musician Sarob released a new single Friday pledging 100 percent of sales revenue to the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio’s efforts to help local homeless shelters fight the coronavirus pandemic. Sarob, a [...]