Federal Issues 2017-10-25T16:47:45+00:00
COHHIO works closely with our partners in Washington, like the National Low Income Housing Coalition and the National Alliance to End Homelessness, to monitor and influence federal policies on housing and homelessness.

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 another important but little-known threat to our efforts to fight [...]

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 our desperately needed affordable housing programs. Last week I went [...]

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 remains in the bill, the corporate tax rate cut would [...]

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 income homeowners that really need assistance and generate significant new [...]

Affordable Housing Out of Reach in Ohio

Ohio’s Housing Wage increased again this year to $15.00 an hour – the hourly amount renters need to earn to afford rent for a basic, two-bedroom apartment, according to a report jointly released Thursday by [...]

Medicaid Expansion Key to Reduced Homelessness

Ohio’s move to expand Medicaid has been a critical factor in helping local efforts to prevent and reduce homelessness, according to a new report released today. The Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio’s (COHHIO) [...]