Advocating for state and federal policies to promote affordable housing and end homelessness is one of COHHIO’s core functions. For decades COHHIO has given voice to the underrepresented, fighting to end homelessness and ensure all Ohioans have a safe, decent, affordable home.
See recent updates on the issues we’re working at the right. Visit the following pages for more information about COHHIO’s advocacy on Federal Issues, State Issues, and the Ohio Housing Trust Fund (OHTF). For press releases and coverage on these issues, visit the Media Room.
Legislation to Expand Healthy Beginnings at Home
May 2, 2023 COHHIO Executive Director Amy Riegel testified in support of legislation this week to strengthen supports for at risk mothers (HB 7), which [...]
COHHIO Testifies on State Budget
Testimony Before the House Finance Subcommittee on Agriculture, Development & Natural Resources Amy Riegel, Executive Director March 16, 2023 House Bill 33 Chairman Jones, Ranking [...]
The Gap Report 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 16, 2023 Report Shows Ohio’s Affordable Housing Shortage Getting Worse Housing advocates released data Thursday showing that Ohio’s affordable housing shortage [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Statement on Gov. DeWine Signing HB 45
Jan. 6, 2023Amy Riegel, executive director of the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio, issued the following statement in response to Gov. DeWine signing [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lame Duck Statehouse Exacerbates Ohio’s Affordable Housing Crisis
DEC. 21, 2022 Lame Duck Statehouse Exacerbates Ohio’s Affordable Housing Crisis Advocates Urge DeWine to Use Veto Pen State lawmakers not only missed the opportunity [...]
Help VETO Bad Housing Amendments!
During this week’s chaotic lame duck session, Statehouse leaders passed two last-minute amendments threatening the continued viability of affordable housing and the availability of Emergency [...]
Affordable Housing Under Attack! (yet again)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DEC. 14, 2022 Housing Advocates Oppose Tax Increase on Workforce and Senior Housing Properties Housing advocates warned Wednesday that a last-minute amendment [...]
Invest in Ohio’s Housing Recovery
(Updated November 2022) COHHIO and over 260 companies and organizations are asking Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio General Assembly to make a one-time investment [...]
State Invests in Housing to Reduce Infant Mortality
Sept. 30, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State Invests in Housing to Reduce Infant Mortality The Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio applauded the DeWine [...]