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Press Releases

Ohio Tenants and Landlords Unite Behind Emergency Rental Assistance Proposal – Apr. 30, 2020

COHHIO Pandemic Fund Helps Homeless Shelters Save Lives – Apr. 9, 2020

Immediate Action Needed to Help Communities Respond to COVID-19 and Homelessness – Mar. 25, 2020

COHHIO Statement on Justice O’Connor’s Call for Eviction Moratoriums – Mar. 19, 2020

Advocates Call for Solutions to Ohio’s Affordable Housing Shortage – Mar. 10, 2020

New Bank Rules Threaten Investment in Ohio’s Struggling Communities – Feb. 27, 2020

Ohio Housing Advocates Applaud Portman’s Eviction Crisis Act – Dec. 12, 2019

Coalition Applauds Increased Funding for Homeless and Housing Programs – July 17, 2019

Report Details Gap Between High Rents, Low Wages – June 18, 2019

Report Shows Gap in Affordable Housing for Low Income Ohioans – Mar. 14, 2019

New Reports Show Increasing Homelessness in Ohio – Dec. 18, 2018

Housing Advocates Blast Plan to Speed Up Evictions in Ohio – Nov. 28, 2018

State Report Finds Too Many Ohioans Can’t Afford Rent, Face Eviction – June 26, 2018

Report: Ohio Jobs Don’t Pay Enough to Afford the Rent – June 13, 2018

Over 250 Organizations Speak Out on National Housing Week of Action – May 1, 2018

Report Shows Gap in Affordable Housing for Low Income Ohioans – Mar. 13, 2018

President Trump’s HUD Budget Would Increase Housing Insecurity – Feb. 13, 2018

COHHIO Launches Virtual Companion For Runaway and Homeless Youth – Jan. 17, 2018

Affordable Housing Out Of Reach for Low-Income Families in Ohio – June 8, 2017

Report Finds Medicaid Expansion Key to Reduced Homelessness – May 17, 2017

Groups Tout Economic Benefit of Ohio Housing Trust Fund Expansion – Mar. 7, 2017

COHHIO Secures $2.2 Million To End Youth Homelessness in Southeastern Ohio – Jan. 18, 2017

COHHIO In the News

Massive spending bill, election reforms pass after legislative all-nighter – Springfield News-Sun, Dec. 15

Ohio lawmakers approve $6B spending bill during lame duck – Statehouse News Bureau, Dec. 15

Legislature Sends Major COVID Relief Package To Governor – Gongwer News Service, Dec. 15

In Clermont County, safety nets are lacking for those facing homelessness – WCPO, Dec. 8

Ohio House approves $615M for nursing homes – Statehouse News Bureau, Dec. 5

Intel’s plan for a $20B chipmaking hub in Ohio means an affordable housing problem: ‘Where are we putting everybody?’ – Associated Press, Nov. 19

How Columbus will spend its $1.5 billion bond package – WCMH, Nov. 10

Bail change coming quickly after Ohio voters say yes to Issue 1 – The Center Square, Nov. 9

Middletown wrestles with homelessness, impact on business – Spectrum News, Nov. 4

Amid Columbus housing crisis, could more permanent supportive housing be an answer? – Columbus Dispatch, Sept. 26

Columbus area needs to double housing construction to meet demand, report finds – Columbus Dispatch, Sept. 15

Access to Housing Can Reduce Deaths of New Mothers and Infants – Shelterforce, Sept. 14

Housing Group Seeks Funds For Second Study – Gongwer News Service, Sept. 7

Cincinnati could be part of pilot program to lower infant mortality – Local 12 Cincinnati, Sept. 7

Biz Groups Back Use Of Federal Funds For Affordable Housing – Gongwer News Service, Sept. 2

Business groups, advocates want Ohio to spend on affordable housing – The Center Square, Sept. 2

Advocates call on Ohio leaders to put $308M of federal relief funds into affordable housing – Statehouse News Bureau, Aug. 25

VOICES: Ohio must bridge the gap between low wages and high rents – Dayton Daily News, Aug. 24

WATCH: Community Conversation tackles new housing developments – Dayton Daily News, Aug. 24

Increasing rents in Licking County force lower-income residents onto streets – Newark Advocate, Aug. 21

As homelessness worsens, COHHIO and 230 orgs ask state to invest in affordable housing – Dayton 24/7, Aug. 19

‘We 100% need more affordable housing.’ Stark County sees uptick in homeless households – Canton Repository, Aug. 19

Addressing homelessness in Columbus and across the country – WOSU All Sides with Ann Fisher, Aug. 16

Here’s how much you have to earn in Ohio and in Columbus to afford a decent 2-BR apartment – Columbus Dispatch, Aug. 16

Groups introduce tracker for Ohio’s COVID funds and suggestions for remaining dollars – Ohio Capital Journal, Aug. 11

Many area jobs do not pay enough to afford rent, report shows – Dayton Daily News, Aug. 5

Rent prices continue to rise amid wage gaps – Spectrum News 1, Aug. 1

COHHIO Report Shows Growing Gap Between Rent and Wages – Gongwer News Service, Aug. 1

Columbus Perspective: Amy Riegel, Executive Director of the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio – 97.1 The Fan, July 31

Report Confirms Significant Gap Between Ohio Renters’ Incomes and Housing Costs – Public News Service, July 29

‘This problem continues to worsen.’ Northeast Ohio renters face increasing housing costs – Canton Repository, July 28

Groups ask Ohio to spend $300M of COVID relief funds on housing – Dayton Daily News, June 27

Wright State alumna Amy Riegel named executive director of state homeless coalition – Wright State University News Room, June 21

Housing Crisis for Poor Ohioans – Ideastream Public Media, May 27

Franklin County homeless shelter population up, challenged by lack of affordable housing – Columbus Dispatch, May 7

The plan to fix Ohio’s affordable rental housing shortage – Axios Columbus, May 2

Report: Nearly 50,000 additional extremely low-income housing units needed in Tri-State – WKRC, May 2

Study finds housing impacts infant mortality, efforts to expand program to Dayton – Dayton 24/7, Apr. 24

Program that provides housing to pregnant moms expanding in effort to cut infant mortality – Columbus Dispatch, Apr. 13

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announces $2.5 million for program to help pregnant women, improve birth outcomes – WKYC, Apr. 6

Miami Valley organizations report homelessness is on the rise – Dayton 24/7, Mar. 31

Ohio keeps COVID-19 rental assistance money within state but still at risk of losing funds – Columbus Dispatch, Mar. 31

Dayton concludes investigation into housing discrimination – Dayton 24/7, Jan. 24, 2022

Youth homelessness remains a problem in Ohio – Ohio Capital Journal, Jan. 17, 2022

Higher costs to heat your home this winter, supply chain and rising oil prices to blame – ABC 6, Nov. 11, 2021

Top Concern or Issue of Logan County on Top 5 List – Shortage of or Affordable Housing – Peak of, Oct. 25, 2021

Advocates, nonprofits urge Ohio to prioritize stimulus spending on health and human services –, Oct. 8, 2021

Organizations call on Governor DeWine to address shortage of affordable housing – Dayton 24/7, Sept. 20, 2021

After apartment buildings are sold, many tenants can’t afford new owners’ rent jumps – Columbus Dispatch, Sept. 20, 2021

Groups want Ohio judges to delay evictions – The Center Square Ohio, Aug. 31, 2021

Ohio housing advocates disappointed by U.S. Supreme Court eviction moratorium ruling –, Aug. 27, 2021

Housing Advocates Turn To Local Judges After SCOTUS Ends Eviction Moratorium – Statehouse News Bureau, Aug. 27, 2021

Eviction ban struck down by Supreme Court; what will it mean for the Tri-State? – WKRC Cincinnati, Aug. 27, 2021

Advocates Urge Use Of Rent Relief After Court Strikes Eviction Moratorium – Gongwer News Service, Aug. 27, 2021

U.S. Supreme Court decision ends CDC eviction moratorium: Here’s where Ohioans can get help –, Aug. 27

The labor shortage is also an affordable housing problem – Columbus Alive, Aug. 20, 2021

Opinion: Housing problem runs far deeper than this pandemic – Cincinnati Enquirer, Aug. 17, 2021

Ohio one of few states to skip on eviction moratorium during pandemic – Ohio Capital Journal, Aug. 12, 2021

Area municipal court not honoring CDC eviction moratorium – Dayton 24/7, Aug. 9, 2021

Eviction crisis demands structural relief for renters, Ohio housing coalition says – Akron Beacon-Journal, Aug. 8, 2021

Demand for rental assistance growing as eviction moratorium ends in Franklin County – ABC 6, Columbus, Aug. 6, 2021

The eviction moratorium is back. Will it stem Ohio’s mounting rental crisis? – Mahoning Matters, Aug. 5, 2021

Ohio group: New eviction moratorium buys time – The Center Square, Aug. 5, 2021

CDC Re-Ups Eviction Moratorium For Much Of Ohio – Gongwer News Service, Aug. 4, 2021

Central Ohio Housing Advocates Welcome New Eviction Moratorium – WOSU 89.7 Columbus, Aug. 4, 2021

Facing eviction? Here are resources for help in Lucas County – WTOL 11 Toledo, Aug. 4, 2021

Most of Ohio will be covered by eviction moratorium extension, but Republicans question its legality –, Aug. 4, 2021

D.C. Dems squabble over expired eviction moratorium. Ohio official says there never really was one – Ohio Capital Journal, Aug. 4, 2021

Future uncertain in Ohio after eviction moratorium ends – The Center Square, Aug. 3, 2021

Eviction spike expected in Ohio as moratorium ends – ABC 6 Columbus, Aug. 2, 2021

Money Is Available To Help Ohioans In Danger Of Being Evicted Due To COVID Pandemic – Statehouse News Bureau, Aug. 2, 2021

Housing advocates warn of looming Ohio evictions wave – Associated Press, Aug. 2, 2021

Could another affordable housing vote be in the works for Cincinnati? – WCPO Cincinnati, Aug. 2, 2021

Eviction ban ends; Hundreds of thousands of Ohioans could face eviction – WOIO Cleveland, Aug. 1, 2021

Long waits for rental assistance put many at risk as eviction moratorium expires – Dayton 24/7, Aug. 1, 2021

Opinion: Housing vouchers are key to Ohio’s recovery and should be expanded – Columbus Dispatch, July 31, 2021

Ohioans say past evictions continue to affect ability to find housing; new bill would expunge records in certain cases – WOIO Cleveland, July 20, 2021

Affordable housing: Does Cincinnati need more of it? – Spectrum News 1, July 17, 2021

Report Finds Pandemic Exacerbated Housing Affordability Issues – Gongwer News Service, July 16, 2021

EXPLAINER: Ohio’s uneven response to moratorium challenges (Updated) – Associated Press, July 15, 2021

Report Reveals Growing Divide Between Ohio Wages and Rent – Public News Service, July 15, 2021

Affordable housing ‘out of reach’ for many in Ohio and Columbus: new report – NBC4 Columbus, July 14, 2021

COHHIO Updates

Workers’ Comp Update

June 3rd, 2023|Comments Off on Workers’ Comp Update

June 2023 Resources for members of COHHIO's Workers' Compensation program: June 2023 Workers Comp Newsletter Safety Article - Fall Protection If your [...]

COHHIO Testifies on State Budget

March 16th, 2023|Comments Off on COHHIO Testifies on State Budget

Testimony Before the House Finance Subcommittee on Agriculture, Development & Natural Resources Amy Riegel, Executive Director March 16, 2023 House Bill 33 [...]

The Gap Report 2023

March 16th, 2023|Comments Off on The Gap Report 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 16, 2023 Report Shows Ohio’s Affordable Housing Shortage Getting Worse Housing advocates released data Thursday showing that Ohio’s [...]

Help VETO Bad Housing Amendments!

December 19th, 2022|Comments Off on Help VETO Bad Housing Amendments!

During this week’s chaotic lame duck session, Statehouse leaders passed two last-minute amendments threatening the continued viability of affordable housing and the [...]

Affordable Housing Under Attack! (yet again)

December 14th, 2022|Comments Off on Affordable Housing Under Attack! (yet again)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DEC. 14, 2022 Housing Advocates Oppose Tax Increase on Workforce and Senior Housing Properties Housing advocates warned Wednesday that [...]

Invest in Ohio’s Housing Recovery

October 2nd, 2022|Comments Off on Invest in Ohio’s Housing Recovery

(Updated November 2022) COHHIO and over 260 companies and organizations are asking Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio General Assembly to make [...]