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

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

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, 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, 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

Months after the CARES Act, communities still await federal homeless aidUSA Today, Aug. 28, 2020

State won’t consider most of funding request by advocates for the poorOhio Capital Journal, Aug. 24, 2020

Ohio energy utilities gear up to resume service disconnectionsEnergy News, Aug. 14, 2020

August Likely To Bring More Evictions For OhioansWOSU, Aug. 7, 2020

Wave of evictions expected as moratoriums end in many statesAssociated Press, Aug. 4, 2020

Affordable housing advocates say families are falling behind in rent, mortgagesColumbus Business First, July 28, 2020

Pandemic, economic crisis to trigger wave of evictions, experts sayDayton Daily News, July 19, 2020

Editorial: Evictions, shutoffs make virus crisis worseColumbus Dispatch, July 18, 2020

New Report Shows More Ohioans In Danger Of Being Homeless Due To COVID19Statehouse News Bureau, July 17, 2020

Ohio’s Housing Insecurity Can Pose Health Risks To RentersWCBE 90.5 Columbus, July 16, 2020

Helping the HomelessWHBC 1480, July 9, 2020

Single mother in Elyria scrambling to pay rent so she isn’t evicted in the middle of the pandemicWOIO 19 News Cleveland, July 8, 2020

More than 500,000 Ohioans couldn’t pay rent last month, census survey estimatesOhio Capital Journal, July 8, 2020

Coronavirus: Homeless with COVID-19 to need housing long-termColumbus Dispatch, July 6, 2020

Fighting homelessness and housing insecurity during a pandemicColumbus Alive, July 2, 2020

Government, nonprofits working to prevent wave of evictions in ClevelandFreshwater Cleveland, June 30, 2020

Nonprofit pledges to tackle racial injustice in central Ohio housingThe Columbus Dispatch, June 26, 2020

Pandemic creates new layer of problems for homelessThe Daily Record, June 21, 2020

Why housing matters to Central Ohio’s battle with inequalityColumbus Business First, June 15, 2020

‘The Big Give’ hopes for big generosity for Central Ohio charitiesNBC 4 Columbus, June 10, 2020

Ohio housing advocates warn of impending COVID-19 related eviction crisis and urge Congress to, June 5, 2020

Brown, Housing Advocates Push For Emergency Rental Assistance FundingWCBE Columbus, June 4, 2020

Daily Distraction: Take pleasure in Sarob’s new single (for a good cause)Columbus Alive, May 22, 2020

An eviction crisis could be coming. Ohio’s courts, and localities, need to prepare and work to mitigate, May 13, 2020

Tenants, landlords push Congress for help in latest relief billABC 6 Columbus, Apr. 30, 2020

Concerns grow over paying rent during COVID-19 crisisNBC4i Columbus, Apr. 30, 2020

Ohio renters & landlords push for emergency rental assistance needed during pandemicDayton 24/7 Now, Apr. 30, 2020

Ohio evictions will ‘spike’ in coming months, activists and landlord group predictNorwalk Reflector, April 24, 2020

Columbus Homeless Shelter Readies To House People With COVID-19WOSU Columbus, Apr. 21, 2020

Editorial: COVID-19 doesn’t pick losers, but we can create winnersThe Columbus Dispatch, Apr. 19, 2020

Coronavirus: Marion shelter helps find alternative housing for homeless – The Marion Star, Apr. 18, 2020

Advocates finding housing solutionsMount Vernon News, Apr. 15, 2020

Community Action works to establish isolation shelter for homeless population amid pandemicChillicothe Gazette, Apr. 15, 2020

Dayton-area shelters receive funding to limit spread of COVID-19 Dayton Business Journal, Apr. 14, 2020

COHHIO Pandemic Fund provides money to local sheltersThe Times Reporter, Apr. 13, 2020

Ohio executive order grants nearly $6 million to food banks, homeless sheltersFox 28 Columbus, Apr. 13, 2020

Homeless shelters face significant struggles amid outbreak, Ohio coalition saysThe News Herald, Apr. 11, 2020

COHHIO Pandemic Fund Helps Homeless Shelters Save LivesBusiness Wire, Apr. 9, 2020

Dayton-area county declares fiscal emergency in response to COVID-19 pandemicDayton Business Journal, Apr. 7, 2020

IHN to keep family shelter openXenia Daily Gazette, Apr. 7, 2020

Gov. Mike DeWine asks judges to consider releasing some Ohio inmates due to coronavirus, Apr. 3, 2020

Up to 3 million renters in Ohio could be facing eviction – WKYC, Apr. 2, 2020

Challenges escalate for homelessMount Vernon News, Apr. 2, 2020

Most Ohio communities lack resources to protect homeless from coronavirus, study finds – Columbus Business First, Apr. 1, 2020

Youngstown, Warren receive federal funding for homeless, housing needsMahoning Matters, Apr. 1, 2020

Ohio homeless shelters aren’t built for social distancingMahoning Matters, Apr. 1, 2020

Ohio renters, landlords nervous as rents come due amid coronavirus falloutColumbus Dispatch, Apr. 1, 2020

Most Ohio communities lack resources to protect homeless from coronavirus, study findsDayton 24/7, Apr. 1, 2020

Columbus to house homeless coronavirus patients in North Side hotelColumbus Dispatch, Apr. 1, 2020

Ohio extends school closures to May 1Galion Inquirer, Mar. 31, 2020

Empty Ohio hotels offer up space to hospitals, homeless shelters, health care workers during coronavirus, Mar. 30, 2020

How Cleveland-area housing courts are handling evictions during the coronavirus pandemic –, Mar. 28, 2020

‘Critical lack’ of resources and capacity for COVID-19 at homeless shelters, report saysThe Athens Messenger, Mar. 28, 2020

Shelter faces challenges – The Hillsboro Times-Gazette, Mar. 27, 2020

Report Warns Of Pandemic’s Threat To Homeless – Gongwer News Service, Mar. 26, 2020

Advocates for the homeless say more money needed to cope with coronavirusColumbus Dispatch, Mar. 25, 2020

Students say staying busy helps social distancing stressThe Lantern, Mar. 25, 2020

Report: Addressing the needs of Ohio’s homeless during COVID-19 crisis will cost nearly $42M – WCPO Cincinnati, Mar. 25, 2020

COHHIO Updates

Basic Needs Press Conference

December 3rd, 2020|Comments Off on Basic Needs Press Conference

  ADVOCATES URGE ROBUST COVID-19 RELIEF FOR STRUGGLING OHIO FAMILIES COLUMBUS, Ohio [December 3, 2020] – Representatives from the Ohio [...]

Home Relief Grant Program Webinar

October 30th, 2020|Comments Off on Home Relief Grant Program Webinar

The DeWine Administration this week announced the Home Relief Grant program. Funded with $50 million from the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund, the [...]

Emergency Rental Assistance

October 29th, 2020|Comments Off on Emergency Rental Assistance

If you have been laid off or lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic and recession, you might be able to find [...]

Save with COHHIO’s Workers’ Comp Program

October 20th, 2020|Comments Off on Save with COHHIO’s Workers’ Comp Program

COHHIO's organizational members can dramatically reduce their workers' compensation premiums by joining our group rating program. If you'd like to learn more, [...]

Upcoming COHHIO Webinars

October 19th, 2020|Comments Off on Upcoming COHHIO Webinars

COHHIO's Training & Technical Assistance Department has several upcoming webinars you don't want to miss! Click the links below to register:   [...]

At-Risk Tenants Urged to Apply for Eviction Moratorium

September 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on At-Risk Tenants Urged to Apply for Eviction Moratorium

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPT. 22, 2020 CONTACT: Marcus Roth, At-Risk Tenants Urged to Apply for Eviction Moratorium Housing advocates on Tuesday [...]

CDC Eviction Moratorium

September 21st, 2020|Comments Off on CDC Eviction Moratorium

Help for Tenants Facing Eviction If you are facing eviction because you cannot pay the rent, you must take action in order [...]