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Housing Ohio 2019: April 8 – 10

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This year marks a quarter century hosting the Housing Ohio conference, the platform for sharing strategies to end homelessness and expand affordable housing in the Buckeye State.

COHHIO Executive Director Bill Faith will open the conference Monday morning with a look at the past, present and future of the fight to end homelessness in our state.

During the Monday morning plenary, Amanda Andere, CEO of Funders Together to End Homelessness, will discuss the growing momentum in the philanthropic community to fight homelessness. Andere has over 15 years of experience in the nonprofit and public sector as a leader committed to addressing social justice, economic opportunity, and security through advocacy for systemic change.

Tuesday’s lightning round plenary highlights a host of innovators discussing a broad range of topics. Speakers include: Eric Tars, Legal Director of the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty’s Legal Director; Dr. Va Lecia Adams Kellum, President and CEO of St. Joseph Center in Venice, California; Matt Tice, Director of Clinical Services Pathways to Housing PA in Philadelphia; Stephen Brown, Director of Preventive Emergency Medicine at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System; Melissa Meyer, Director of Equity Initiatives at the Lighthouse Sheakley Center for Youth; Bela Koe-Krompecher, Clinical Director for YMCA of Central Ohio; and Beth Horwitz, Policy Analyst for Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago.

Throughout Monday and Tuesday, attendees can choose from 30 workshops on a wide variety of subjects presented by these and other experts working on the front lines and behind the scenes to tackle homelessness and housing insecurity. During Wednesday’s Housing Institute, we will host three intensive, full-day sessions that delve more deeply into the subject matter.

Members Save!

COHHIO’s organizational members get a $50 discount off every employee’s conference registration. Join COHHIO or renew your organization’s membership – visit the membership page on our website, or pay membership dues when you register for the conference online.


(See separate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday web pages for workshop descriptions)

Monday, April 8

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Coffee
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction (Ballroom)
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Morning Plenary (Ballroom)
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Workshop Set A (Breakout Rooms)
12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch (Ballroom)
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Workshop Set B (Breakout Rooms)
3:15 – 4:45 p.m.
Workshop Set C (Breakout Rooms)
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Reception (Ballroom)

Tuesday, April 9

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction (Ballroom)
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Morning Plenary (Ballroom)
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Workshop Set D (Breakout Rooms)
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Afternoon Plenary (Ballroom)
1:45 – 3:15 p.m.
Workshop Set E (Breakout Rooms)

Wednesday, April 10

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Housing Institute Sessions (Breakout Rooms)

Housing Ohio 2019 is made possible by our generous sponsors:

Other confirmed sponsors include:

Affordable Housing Trust for Columbus and Franklin County

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Barbara Poppe & Associates

Buckeye Community Hope Foundation

Buckeye Health Plan



CHN Housing Partners

Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority

Community Housing Network

Corporation for Supportive Housing

Disability Rights Ohio

Duke Energy

Enterprise Community Partners

Fairfield Homes

Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati

Finance Fund and FCAP

First Financial Bank


JPMorgan Chase


Model Group

Molina Healthcare of Ohio

Mount Carmel Health System

Mutual of America

National Church Residences

National Equity Fund, Inc.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Neighborhood Development Services

NeighborWorks Collaborative of Ohio

New Era Benefits Consulting

Novogradac & Co., LLP

Ohio Adult Care Facilities Association


Ohio State University College of Social Work

Park National Bank

The Provident Companies

RED Capital Group

RiverHills Bank

Star Title Agency

Third Federal Savings & Loan

Tidwell Group

U.S. Bank

Vogt Strategic Insights

Wallick Communities

WesBanco Bank

Other Supporters Include:

Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority

St. Mary Development Corp.

Thank you to the Nord Family Foundation for supporting need-based scholarships to attend Housing Ohio 2019.
For information on sponsorship, please contact Marcus Roth, Communications/Development Director, 614-280-1984 X 111;