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

Bill’s Spring Update

We’ve received a lot of calls recently from legislators and their staffers asking for guidance to respond to homeless constituents seeking assistance. We connect them [...]

Homelessness is Expensive

Homelessness is expensive. To some people it seems like a contradiction. To others it’s just obvious – living on the land takes a huge toll [...]

Spring News Clips

Homelessness and the affordable housing shortage - and the potential for policymakers to actually do something about these problems - have appeared in the news [...]

Payday Lending – the Saga Continues…

Borrowers beware! The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau continues to undermine consumer protections that are the core of the agency's mission and reason for existence. This [...]

Housing Ohio 2019 Followup

Thank you to everyone who was part of our 25th anniversary conference this spring. We had a grand total of 612 guests – another record [...]