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, the Ohio Housing Trust Fund (OHTF), and OhioVOTES. For press releases and coverage on these issues, visit the Media Room.

Advocacy Updates

State Capital Funding Opportunity

Does your facility need renovations or capital improvements to better serve folks in your community? State capital funds might be an option, especially if you [...]

Bill’s Fall 2019 Update

Advocating for people experiencing housing problems can be a frustrating job. In a political system that trades on money and influence, it’s tough to get [...]

Fall Housing Tour Updates

The connection between health and housing was the focus of a recent roundtable discussion in Montgomery County with state and federal lawmakers, COHHIO, St. Mary [...]

Support COHHIO on #GivingTuesday

We know that ending homelessness isn't just an aspirational phrase. It really is possible that everyone living in the wealthiest country in the world can [...]

Sign On for Fair Housing

Please sign on to this letter opposing the Trump Administration’s plan to weaken protections against discriminatory housing policies. HUD has proposed changes to federal Fair [...]

Ohio Wants Your Opinion

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires the state to prepare an annual Ohio Consolidated Plan to govern administration of federal Community [...]

Bill’s Summer Report

Four years ago we managed to beat back a serious effort to gut the Ohio Housing Trust Fund in the state budget. This summer we [...]

Federal Advocacy Update – August 2019

The recent budget deal between Congressional leaders and President Trump is a promising sign, but there’s still some uncertainty about how federal homeless and housing [...]