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

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 [...]

Help Fix a Bad Bill for Affordable Housing

Congress is moving fast with a bill that would overhaul the tax code and undercut programs for affordable housing. While the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit [...]

Tenant Criminalization Legislation

COHHIO is currently fighting a bill at the Statehouse that would increase criminal penalties on tenants who damage rental property and ban anyone convicted from [...]

Infant Mortality Demonstration Project

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency recently announced a pilot program to demonstrate the impact that targeted housing assistance can have on the infant mortality crisis. [...]

Reform the Mortgage Interest Deduction

A new report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) shows how the federal mortgage interest deduction (MID) can be fixed to help lower [...]

State Utility Regulators Rule for Tenants (Mostly)

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio recently ruled that submetering companies can no longer charge tenants exorbitant prices for gas, electricity and water services. For [...]

Farewell Cathy Johnston

Our longtime Advocacy Director Cathy Johnston retired after 20 years of tireless and devoted service advancing COHHIO’s mission to end homelessness and expand affordable housing [...]

Medicaid Expansion Survives Latest Crisis

After COHHIO staff joined hundreds of other advocates at a Statehouse rally earlier this week, the Ohio House decided not to insist on a wrong-headed [...]