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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

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

Ohio renters fear eviction as agencies work to disburse millions of dollars in federal assistance before evection moratorium ends – WOIO Cleveland, July 8, 2021

CDC eviction moratorium extended, central Ohio families encouraged to apply – NBC4 Columbus, Jun. 29, 2021

GLCAP approves community assistance programs – The Advertiser-Tribune, Jun. 29, 2021

Agencies distributing rent aid in race against evictions – Dayton Daily News, Jun. 27, 2021

EXPLAINER: Ohio’s uneven response to moratorium challenges – Associated Press, Jun. 25, 2021

Ohio Senate budget amendment could raise property taxes on low-income housing, alarming advocates – Cleveland.com, Jun. 10, 2021

Housing advocate: Worker crunch due to a lot more than federal supplements – Ohio Capital Journal, May 25, 2021

With new legislation supporting mental health housing, property tax case gets sent back to state – Ohio Capital Journal, May 25, 2021

“Help Wanted” but not many takers, stats show many jobs don’t pay well enough – WKRC, May 17, 2021

Coalition Urges Ohio Senate to Invest in Child Wellbeing – Ohio News Connection, May 13, 2021

$775 million for rent, utility payments for low-income families hit by pandemic flowing to Ohio – Columbus Dispatch, May 12, 2021

Over 10 Million People Could Become Homeless When Eviction Moratorium Ends – TruthOut, May 2, 2021

Central Ohio Senators Propose Bill to Allow Expungement of Ohioans’ Eviction Records – Columbus Underground, Apr. 20, 2021

Bipartisan state proposal would allow renters to seal eviction cases tracked by landlords – Akron Beacon-Journal, Apr. 16, 2021

Columbus, Franklin County to receive nearly $20M in federal funds to help homeless – Columbus Dispatch, Apr. 10, 2021

HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge releases $5 billion to fight homelessness – Cleveland.com, Apr. 8, 2021

Fund to create affordable housing in Franklin County has loaned $22.3 million so far – Columbus Dispatch, Apr. 2, 2021

Cincinnati Voters to Consider $50 Million Trust Fund For Affordable Housing – Spectrum News 1, Mar. 30, 2021

Government Extends Eviction Moratorium For 3 Months. Here’s What Renters Should Do – Forbes Advisor, Mar. 29, 2021

Feds Extend Halt On Evictions Through June – Gongwer News Service, Mar. 29, 2021

American Rescue Plan to Ease Burden on Ohioans Past-Due on Rent – Ohio News Connection, Mar. 15

Many struggle to find housing after evictions during pandemic – Dayton 24/7, Feb. 25, 2021

A historic housing crisis has America in its grip. Can Marcia Fudge save the day? – USA Today, Feb. 14, 2021

In need of rental assistance? Here’s how to apply in Richland County – Mansfield News Journal, Feb. 11, 2021

How much rent relief will I get? You’re more likely to get help if you’re white and live in rural America – USA Today, Feb. 11, 2021

Many don’t understand how to file for CDC’s Eviction Moratorium, some end up homeless – Dayton 24/7, Feb. 6, 2021

Many struggle to find housing after evictions during pandemic – ABC 6 Dayton, Feb. 5, 2021

New grant to help Toledo Homelessness Board tackle issues worsened by pandemic – WTOL, Jan. 31, 2021

Biden’s plan to halt evictions does not address ‘structural problems,’ housing advocates say – NBC News, Jan. 29, 2021

Board announces new fund to reduce homelessness – The Toledo Blade, Jan. 25, 2021

Biden administration extends eviction moratorium for tenants who can’t pay rent due to coronavirus – Cleveland.com, Jan. 21, 2021

Dayton area has not seen eviction crisis; here’s why advocates believe it’s been delayed – Dayton Daily News, Jan. 4, 2021

COHHIO Updates

Domestic Violence-Homelessness Data Partnership

June 29th, 2021|Comments Off on Domestic Violence-Homelessness Data Partnership

Over the past several years, COHHIO has been working with the Ohio Domestic Violence Network and local homeless services providers from around [...]

Workers’ Comp update

June 21st, 2021|Comments Off on Workers’ Comp update

June 21, 2021 - Important info for agencies enrolled in COHHIO's workers' compensation programs, from Sedgwick, our third party administrator: Premium installment [...]

Juneteenth – Freedom Day

June 17th, 2021|Comments Off on Juneteenth – Freedom Day

On behalf of COHHIO's Racal Equity Committee (REC) we want to wish you a Happy Juneteenth – also known as Freedom Day. [...]

Affordable Housing Under Attack! (again)

June 11th, 2021|Comments Off on Affordable Housing Under Attack! (again)

UPDATED JUNE 29 Good news! The legislature backed off a disastrous budget proposal that jeopardized the continued viability of one-third of Ohio’s [...]

Summer Training Bulletin

June 9th, 2021|Comments Off on Summer Training Bulletin

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Housing Ohio 2021, our first-ever virtual conference. This year set another record for attendance! [...]

Collaborating for Change – Juvenile Justice

June 8th, 2021|Comments Off on Collaborating for Change – Juvenile Justice

Coalition for Juvenile Justice recently selected COHHIO and Ohio's youth homelessness providers to receive training and technical assistance as part of the [...]

Bill’s Summer Update

June 8th, 2021|Comments Off on Bill’s Summer Update

The Ohio Senate recently added an amendment to the budget that would dramatically increase taxes on affordable housing properties, jeopardizing the homes [...]