Tenant Housing Information

COHHIO's Housing Information for Tenants program provides information and support to tenants and advocates throughout Ohio on rental rights, fair housing, housing advocacy and tenant organizing. The primary focus is on tenants living in federally assisted housing (Project-based Section 8, Low Income Housing Tax Credits and Rural Housing Service 515 properties), but staff will try to be of service to any Ohioan with questions about her/his housing rights.

Questions about your rights as a tenant? Call the COHHIO HOUSING INFORMATION LINE at 888-485-7999 or email us.

Rental Rights

Staff can answer general questions about situations that come under the jurisdiction of the Ohio Landlord Tenant Law or HUD regulations. We cannot provide legal advice on specific issues or concerns.

Fair Housing

Staff provides workshops on the federal fair housing laws. Our specialty is outreach around Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act.

Housing Advocacy

Staff maintains a database of federally assisted properties in Ohio and monitors local circumstances in an effort to identify troubled properties and promote preservation solutions. The Ohio Preservation Advisory Group is a loose collection of housing advocates supported by COHHIO who address housing preservation issues locally and nationally.

Tenant Organizing

Staff can provide written information about tenant organizing and in-person consultation with tenants who are seeking to form tenants organizations where they live.

COHHIO's Tenant Outreach work is supported by grants from the Ohio Housing Trust Fund and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Fair Housing Initiatives program. To ask a question or to get more information about COHHIO's Housing Information program, leave a message for COHHIO staff at 614-280-1984 x 133.



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