Conference Logistics

Who Attends?

Housing and homeless advocates, social service providers, homeless services and program providers, clients and program participants, nonprofit housing developers and funders, community development officials, fair housing and disabilities advocates, housing providers, federal, state and local government personnel, mental health and substance abuse professionals, attorneys, and anyone else concerned with access to decent, safe and affordable housing and services for low-income people.

Hotel Accommodations

The Hyatt Regency Columbus, where the conference takes place, offers our attendees discounted rooms at $149 per night. You are responsible for making your own reservations either by using the Hyatt’s online room registration page or calling the hotel at 614-463-1234. Be sure to tell the hotel operator you are attending the COHHIO conference. To get the special rate, you must make your reservations by March 27. There are a limited number of rooms available, so please book your room early.


The Hyatt Regency Columbus is located at 350 North High Street in the Arena District of downtown Columbus. You can call the hotel at 614-463-1234 for directions, or use their Columbus city map for directions. Valet parking is available at the hotel and additional parking is available at the Chestnut Street Garage, located one block south of the hotel.

Continuing Education Units

COHHIO will provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Social Workers. Certificates will be distributed following the conference via email within 30 days. Conference attendees must sign the CEU forms each day of the conference and complete an evaluation to receive CEUs.


Thanks to generous support from the Nord Family Foundation, a limited number of scholarships will be available to those who demonstrate a financial burden and would not otherwise be able to attend the conference.

To be considered for a scholarship, a written request must be submitted via email to by March 1. Written requests should include the following: a description of financial burden, why attending the conference is beneficial, and if scholarships have been given to attend this conference in the past.

Scholarships are limited to one per organization and ONLY covers the registration for the two-day conference. Wednesday Housing Institute is excluded. Scholarship recipients are responsible for transportation and lodging for the conference.

Applicants for the scholarship will receive notification after March 6. Applicants awarded scholarship must register before early-bird registration ends on March 13.

Problems? We can help you register! Call us at 614.280.1984 ext. 131


Monday, April 13

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)
6:30 - 7:45 p.m. Dinner and Conversation (various)
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Evening Forum

Tuesday, April 14

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 15

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

Wanted: Housing Ohio 2020 Sponsors

There’s still time to sponsor Housing Ohio 2020! Call Marcus Roth at 614-280-1984, ext. 111 or email for details.

Housing Ohio 2020 is made possible by our generous sponsors:

Other confirmed 2020 sponsors include:

Affordable Housing Trust for Columbus and Franklin County

AmeriHealth Caritas

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Barbara Poppe & Associates

Buckeye Community Hope Foundation

Buckeye Health Plan



Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority

Community Housing Network

Corporation for Supportive Housing


Disability Rights Ohio

Duke Energy

Enterprise Community Partners

Episcopal Retirement Services

Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati

Finance Fund

First Financial Bank


JPMorgan Chase


Miami Valley Housing Opportunities

Millennia Housing Companies

Model Group

Molina Healthcare of Ohio

Mount Carmel Health System

Mutual of America

National Church Residences

National Equity Fund, Inc.

Nationwide Children's Hospital

New Era Benefits Consulting

NRP Group

Ohio Adult Care Facilities Association


Ohio State University College of Social Work

Park National Bank

Preservation of Affordable Housing

The Provident Companies

Orix Real Estate Capital

RiverHills Bank

Star Title Agency

Stock Development Company


Third Federal Savings & Loan

Tidwell Group

United Church Homes

U.S. Bank

Vogt Strategic Insights

Wallick Communities

Woda Cooper Companies

Other Supporters Include:

CHN Housing Partners

Citizens Bank

NeighborWorks Collaborative of Ohio

St. Mary Development Corp.

Wanted: Housing Ohio 2020 Sponsors
Contact Marcus Roth, Communications/Development Director, 614-280-1984 X 111;