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.

COHHIO recognizes the inequities in the homeless and housing system. COHHIO’s Racial Equity Committee is taking a multilayered approach to ensuring equity is permeated throughout the system.

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.

SOAR Ohio helps homeless Ohioans with disabilities obtain federal Social Security benefits so they can achieve stable housing and greater independence.

Housing Now for Homeless Families provides TANF funding to local nonprofits to help rehouse families with children that are homeless or at-risk of homelessness.

Healthy Beginnings at Home is a research study showing how stable, affordable housing can help improve birth outcomes and maternal health.

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 Update

February 2024 Resources for members of COHHIO's Workers' Compensation program: February Update - Workers Comp Article Safety Article - Housekeeping Safety If your agency is not currently enrolled in our group rating plan, you [...]

Ohio’s Unhoused Population Grows 7% Amid Rising Rents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 18, 2023 Ohio’s Unhoused Population Grows 7% Amid Rising Rents Buckeye State Homelessness Increases Slower than National Average The unprecedented spike in rents since the pandemic has fueled an alarming increase [...]

Housing Affordability by Job in Ohio

Many housing programs are based on Area Median Income (AMI). Just how much can a child care worker afford to pay on rent? What kind of house can a police officer afford? This 1-page infographic [...]

What is Affordable Housing?

It's a question we hear all the time. There's a simple answer, and there's a more complicated answer. So COHHIO designed this 1-page infographic to break it all down. Download What is Affordable Housing 1-pager

COHHIO Testifies on Ohio Housing Trust Fund

Dec. 5, 2023 COHHIO Advocacy Director Gina Wilt urged members of the Senate Financial Institutions & Technology Committee to amend legislation on recording fees to maintain the historic 50%-50% revenue split between counties and the [...]

Senate Select Committee on Housing

Sept. 13, 2023 COHHIO’s Executive Director Amy Riegel encouraged the Senate Select Committee on Housing to build on successful initiatives that help struggling Ohioans stay housed, like the Ohio Housing Trust Fund and the Low [...]

Final Budget a Win for Affordable Housing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2023 Final Budget a Win for Affordable Housing COHHIO Decries Cut to Housing Program for At-Risk Pregnant Women Advocates lamented cuts to a program that shows how housing intervention can [...]

Gap Between Rents and Wages Grows Wider

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2023 Ohio Senate Budget Puts Housing Further Out of Reach Full-time workers need to earn at least $19.09 an hour to afford a modest 2-bedroom apartment in Ohio, according to [...]