COHHIO closely monitors state legislation and rules that affect Ohioans who are struggling to emerge from poverty and fights at the Statehouse for policies that alleviate homelessness, expand housing and protect the vulnerable from predatory consumer practices. For more information on the Ohio Housing Trust Fund, visit our Housing Trust Fund page.
Labor Day is approaching, which means campaign season is just around the corner. That thought might give you a sense of nausea, but the fact is the upcoming campaign season is a great opportunity to [...]
Only two of the top 10 occupations in Ohio actually pay their employees enough to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment, according to a report released Wednesday. Ohio’s housing wage increased again this year to $15.25 [...]
One-quarter of all Ohio’s renters – nearly 400,000 households – now spend over half their income on rent, according to a report the state released Tuesday. The median Ohio renter household spends 29 percent of [...]
Nearly 60,000 Ohioans experienced homelessness in 2016. Almost one-third of them were children. Nearly 10,000 were victims of domestic abuse. The data source is understood to be an undercount and these numbers don’t even include [...]
Every day hundreds of homeless and housing agencies across the state work directly with low-income people whose opinions, needs and struggles are largely ignored by our political leaders. And many low-income people largely ignore our [...]
Ohio has a severe shortage of homes that are affordable to poor Ohioans, according to a report issued Tuesday, but the ongoing housing affordability crisis has barely registered among the state’s 2018 candidates. The National [...]