Advocacy 2017-10-25T16:19:35+00:00

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

ODSA Announces Homeless Grant Awards

The Ohio Development Services Agency recently grants totaling nearly $26 million to help 72 local agencies working to prevent homelessness, provide emergency shelter, and operate [...]

Report Recommends Housing Interventions To Reduce Infant Mortality

The Health Policy Institute of Ohio's recent report recommends lawmakers tackle housing insecurity, homelessness and other "social determinants" to help drive down the state's shamefully [...]

Homelessness In Ohio Decreases Again

HUD's 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress shows continuing progress in the fight to end homelessness in Ohio, despite an overall increase in the [...]

It’s Not Over Yet!

Housing advocates have stepped up and called their senators in droves, but the tax bill that recently passed the Senate is still terrible for affordable [...]

COHHIO Resists Tenant Intimidation Bill

COHHIO led the charge this week against state legislation that could give unscrupulous landlords a new tool to intimidate tenants into paying for property damage [...]

Thank You COHHIO Interns!

COHHIO has had great help this fall from several capable interns - thank you Patrick Woodruff, Stephen Crouch and Matthew Stuneck! Patrick, who is in [...]

Welcome Gina Wilt and Dillon McCrea

COHHIO is pleased to announce the hiring of Statehouse veteran Gina Wilt to lead the nonprofit organization’s advocacy program after the retirement of long-time Advocacy [...]

Homeless Veterans Funding On the Line

Congressional tax and budget negotiations were at the top of the agenda on my recent trip to Washington, but I’m pleased to report progress on [...]

Bill’s Thanksgiving Update on Washington

This Thanksgiving break will be a much-needed pause in the whirlwind of activity in Washington, where politicians have been working on legislation that could devastate [...]