Join us for the Housing Ohio 2024 conference in Columbus on May 7-9!

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Housing Ohio 2024 is moving to a new venue – the Hyatt Regency Columbus Hotel! We’ll still have all the inspiring speakers, engaging workshops, networking, and exhibits that have made this conference the place to be for Ohio’s housing and homelessness advocates and professionals every spring for 30 years.

The first two main days of the conference – Tuesday, May 7 and Wednesday, May 8 – begin with a plenary presentation, followed by several breakout session workshops on a wide variety of topics spanning from homeless and housing services best practices, advocacy, legal issues, housing development, youth, families, seniors, and racial equity. Thursday, May 9 is the Housing Institute, when attendees choose one full-day session to delve deep into a topic. (See Conference Schedule)

Thank you AARP Ohio for supporting scholarships for people with lived experience to attend the conference! (Click here to earn more about AARP Ohio’s advocacy and attend their May 2 webinar on zoning reform.)

The conference kicks off Tuesday morning with a plenary presentation from Leah Rothstein, a national housing policy expert and co-author of “Just Action.” Her new book is the follow up to “The Color of Law,” which her father Richard Rothstein wrote to challenge the de facto segregation myth that claims Black and White Americans just live in separate neighborhoods by choice. Leah will discuss how people in communities throughout the United States are taking concrete action to challenge historical patterns of housing segregation and strive for a more just and equitable future.

The conference continues on Wednesday morning with a panel discussion featuring three powerhouse advocates: Ann Oliva, president of the National Alliance to End Homelessness, Diane Yentel, CEO/President of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, and COHHIO’s Executive Director Amy Riegel. Ann, Diane and Amy will share insights on how we can work together to push for better housing and homelessness policies in the halls of Congress, the Whitehouse, the Statehouse, and city halls throughout Ohio.

The Housing Ohio conference is made possible with major support from the Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, the Ohio Department of Development, and Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services.

About the Housing Ohio Conference

What Does Registration Include?
Housing Ohio 2024 is an in-person event spanning three days. The main conference on Tuesday and Wednesday includes plenary sessions, multiple breakout workshop sessions, breakfast, lunch, and the Tuesday evening reception. Thursday’s Housing Institute offers several full-day sessions. You can register for all three days or pick whichever day you like. Conference sessions are eligible for Social Work Continuing Education Units.

COHHIO Members Save!
COHHIO’s organizational members save $75 for each employee’s conference registration! Join COHHIO or renew your organization’s membership now directly through our membership page to secure your discounted registration. Not sure of your agency’s membership status? Email Jaleesa Lee or call 614.280.1984 ext. 155.

Who Should Attend?
Housing and homeless advocates, social workers, policymakers and government officials, housing developers and providers, community development officers, fair housing advocates, people with lived experience, mental health and substance abuse experts, attorneys, and anyone else concerned with access to decent, safe and affordable housing and services for low-income people.

Hotel Accommodations
Conference participants are responsible for making their own reservations. Unfortunately, the Hyatt Regency Columbus Hotel, where the conference takes place, has sold out and many nearby hotels are filling up fast so don’t wait to book your room! Here are some local hotels that may still have rooms available:

Directions and Parking
The Hyatt Regency Hotel is adjacent to the Greater Columbus Convention Center just north of downtown at 350 North High Street Columbus, Ohio, 43215. Valet parking is available at the hotel, with off-site self-parking just one block south at the Chestnut Street Garage, accessible via enclosed walkway. For details, visit the Hyatt’s Map, Parking & Transportation page.

Continuing Education Units
COHHIO can provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Social Workers only. Certificates will be distributed following the conference via email within 45 days. Conference attendees must complete the online CEU conference evaluation form in order to receive CEUs.

Problems? We can help you register!
Email Jaleesa Lee or call 614.280.1984 ext. 155.

A limited number of scholarships will be available to people with lived experience and those who demonstrate a financial burden and would not otherwise be able to attend the conference. Scholarships are limited to one per organization. Submit your written request via email to: Written requests should indicate your agency, an explanation of the financial burden, and how you plan to use the information you learn to support your local community. The deadline to apply is April 26. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Thank you Housing Ohio 2024 sponsors!


If you would like to sponsor the Housing Ohio conference, contact Marcus Roth, Communications/Development Director, 614-280-1984 X 111.