State Issues 2017-10-25T16:49:07+00:00
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.

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 access to public housing or Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) [...]

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 plan that would cut 500,000 low income Ohioans from Medicaid. [...]

Housing Trust Fund Update: Final Budget

The final bill that emerged from the budget conference committee this week does not include the Home Matters to Ohio coalition's proposal to expand the Ohio Housing Trust Fund. While this is disappointing, we are [...]

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) [...]

State Budget Update

The state budget that the Ohio House sent to the state Senate this week was a mixed bag for those of us who care about ensuring that the most vulnerable Ohioans have a safe, decent [...]