Information for Provider Agencies
For several years COHHIO has been raising the alarm about rapidly escalating homelessness among children and families in Ohio. Nearly one-third of the more than 76,000 Ohioans who need homeless services annually are children. In recent years, minors have become one of the most rapidly growing segments of Ohio’s homeless population. Local networks that include homeless services agencies, faith-based organizations, community nonprofits, county job and family services offices, and other local groups were already using effective strategies to fight family homelessness, but they lacked the resources necessary to address the scale of the problem.
In early 2020, the DeWine administration awarded COHHIO a $1 million grant to pilot the use of federal TANF funding to divert families with children out of emergency shelters using Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing (RRH) services. In August 2020, the administration provided an additional $15 million in TANF to expand the pilot into the Housing Now for Homeless Families program to quickly move more homeless and at-risk families into permanent housing. Due to restrictions unique to the federal TANF program, HNHF funds are intended to supplement other existing sources of funding for RRH and Homeless Prevention services.
From March 2020 to June 2021 the HNHF program served 13,852 Ohio family members.
HNHF Provider Agency Program Documents
The following documents and invoice templates replace all previous versions issued prior to July 1, 2021 for State Fiscal Year 2022. Each document includes the web links to access both State and Federal references codes and required program forms.
2020 ODJFS Earmark Non-Assistance Participant Self-Attestation Application (7-22-19)
2020 ODJFS Earmark Non-Assistance Participant Self-Attestation Application (2019 – Spanish)
2022 Billing Blank Revised Form
2022 New HNHF MOA with Links
HNHF Community Self-Attestation Final (4-1-21)
HNHF Program Guidelines with Links 2022
HNHF Referral Map Document 7-1-21
HNHF Report Template COHHIO