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

Breaking Ground – Spring 2020

May 2020 The coronavirus has proven that housing really is healthcare. COHHIO and our partners on the frontlines have been doing everything we can to [...]

Ohio Tenants and Landlords Unite Behind Emergency Rental Assistance Proposal

  Click here to watch the video news conference calling for emergency rental assistance. News clips: https://radio.wosu.org/post/ohio-landlords-and-tenants-call-federal-rental-assistance-during-pandemic#stream/0 https://abc6onyourside.com/news/local/tenants-landlords-pushing-congress-for-help-in-latest-relief-bill https://www.10tv.com/article/housing-advocates-push-federal-rental-assistance-2020-apr https://www.nbc4i.com/news/concerns-grow-over-paying-rent-during-covid-19-crisis/ https://dayton247now.com/news/local/ohio-renters-landlords-push-for-emergency-rental-assistance-needed-during-pandemic https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/local/may-rent-due-landlords-fear-nonpayment-could-surge-this-month/c94bL6o3Q32zK5lzIgKwhK/ For Immediate Release [...]

Bill’s Update on Covid & Homelessness

Homeless shelters throughout Ohio are scrambling to obtain masks, gloves, cleaning supplies, staffing, and food. Even more critically, they need to reduce the population density [...]

Race, Homelessness, and COVID-19

Guidance for Homeless Services Providers and Partners As the COVID-19 pandemic surges through Ohio and the nation, new and historic dimensions of inequality are left [...]