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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

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

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

2020

2021 Forecast: Density debate to heat up as housing market booms – Columbus Business First, Dec. 30, 2021

Relief is on the way for tenants struggling to pay rent, though advocates still brace for evictions caused by pandemic in 2021 – Dec. 28, 2020

Biden’s directive on housing discrimination bodes well for positive change, Ohio advocates say – Cleveland.com, Dec. 21, 2020

Eviction crisis needs a community solution, experts sayToledo Blade, Dec. 20, 2020

Joe Blundo: Grants help nonprofits that aid Ohioans teetering on edge of homelessnessColumbus Dispatch, Dec. 20, 2020

The CDC banned evictions for those affected by Covid. Why are tenants being thrown out on the street?NBC News, Dec. 17, 2020

Years of work fighting for Northeast Ohio earn Marcia Fudge a seat at Biden’s Cabinet tableCleveland.com, Dec. 13, 2020

Past Due: Tenants suffer as public housing authorities grapple with low funding, long wait listsToledo Blade, Dec. 13, 2020

Inside Franklin County’s evictions court, as ‘disaster’ looms – Columbus Business First, Dec. 11, 2020

Past Due: Public housing renters long targeted for eviction over small dollar amountsToledo Blade, Dec. 7, 2020

Public housing renters long targeted for eviction over small dollar amountsToledo Blade, Dec. 6, 2020

Advocates make plea for hunger, homeless and children’s reliefThe Elyria Chronicle, Dec. 4, 2020

Lawmakers seek Ohio moratorium on evictions, foreclosuresOhio Capital Journal, Dec. 4, 2020

Pressure Mounts On Congress For New Aid PackageGongwer News Service, Dec. 4, 2020

‘Hunger should not be a legacy of this pandemic’: Advocacy groups call for COVID-19 reliefFox 28 Columbus, Dec. 3, 2020

Groups Ramp Up Work on Budget Agenda for Ohio KidsCleveland Scene, Nov. 30, 2020

National medical groups back the CDC in Akron case over eviction moratorium involving the coronavirusCleveland.com, Nov. 30, 2020

Homelessness already a struggle, but curfew could add complicationsOhio Capital Journal, Nov. 26, 2020

Akron Municipal Court reverses course, resumes some virtual eviction hearingsAkron Beacon Journal, Nov. 19, 2020

Unsheltered from the storm: Greater Akron homeless community facing cold temperatures, fewer emergency beds in pandemicAkron Beacon Journal, Nov. 18, 2020

Agencies helping the poor fear a dreadful new yearOhio Capital Journal, Nov. 17, 2020

CDC Eviction Moratorium isn’t protecting everyone, and non-profits are overwhelmedDayton 24/7, Nov. 18, 2020

Calls for Emergency Housing Assistance Answered in OhioPublic News Service, Oct. 27, 2020

DeWine, state leaders announce $430M in coronavirus reliefOhio Capital Journal, Oct. 26, 2020

Northern Ohio landlords sue CDC over coronavirus eviction moratorium, claiming agency overreachedCleveland.com, Oct. 23, 2020

Governor, GOP lawmakers unveil coronavirus stimulus packageToledo Blade, Oct. 23, 2020

Advocates: Ohio’s poor increase as feds dither on coronavirus reliefOhio Capital Journal, Oct. 13, 2020

Eviction protection, assistance available. But local renters must actDayton Daily News, Sept. 25, 2020

Advocates urge at-risk tenants to apply for eviction moratoriumOhio Capital Journal, Sept. 24, 2020

The changing landscape of evictions in Franklin CountyColumbus Alive, Sept. 11, 2020

Franklin County landlords must show up to evict Columbus Dispatch, Sept. 4, 2020

Cleveland advocates wonder if Trump administration’s eviction moratorium will hurt rentersCleveland.com, Sept. 3, 2020

The Homeless Have Voting Rights but Face Many HurdlesGoverning, Sept. 3, 2020

New eviction ban puts local lawsuit on hold, but raises questions for tenants, landlordsLocal 12 WKRC, Sept. 2, 2020

Critics: Eviction ban may only delay wave of homelessnessAssociated Press, Sept. 2, 2020

COHHIO Updates

February 2021 BWC News from CareWorks Comp

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“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.” ~Winston [...]

Black History Month: Dorothy Mae Richardson

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"I could see houses starting to lean, windows rotting away. The solution was not to tear down the whole neighborhood and move [...]

Emergency Rental Assistance

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If you have been laid off or lost income during the coronavirus pandemic and recession, you might qualify for Emergency Rental Assistance. [...]

Housing Now for Homeless Families

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The Housing Now for Homeless Families Program (HNHF) offers grants to local nonprofits that provide temporary financial assistance and supportive services to [...]

Pandemic Utilities Assistance for Low-Income Ohioans

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Pandemic Utilities Relief Guidance for Low-income Households What bill payment help is available to low-income renters? Home Relief Grant Home Energy Assistance [...]

Bill’s Year End Message

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December 2020 No one will forget 2020. It was a year full of so much misery and chaos, but it’s ending on [...]

Workers’ Comp Update – December 2020

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We wanted to share the news with COHHIO members that CareWorks of Ohio, Ltd. is merging with CompManagement Health Systems, Inc. effective [...]