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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

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

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 –, 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 –, 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 –, 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

Breaking Ground Newsletter – Winter 2022

January 21st, 2022|Comments Off on Breaking Ground Newsletter – Winter 2022

Winter 2022 As we settle in to the new year we’re facing real challenges – the Omicron variant, skyrocketing housing costs, deadlock [...]

Bill’s New Year Update

January 19th, 2022|Comments Off on Bill’s New Year Update

As we settle in to the new year we’re facing real challenges – the Omicron variant, skyrocketing housing costs, deadlock in Congress. [...]

Farewell and Welcome COHHIO Staff

January 18th, 2022|Comments Off on Farewell and Welcome COHHIO Staff

We saw a lot of staffing changes in 2021 and we'll see more in 2022 as Executive Director Bill Faith retires [...]

Restore the Ohio Housing Trust Fund

January 18th, 2022|Comments Off on Restore the Ohio Housing Trust Fund

A bill in the Ohio House presents a great opportunity for the State to expand access to safe, decent, affordable housing at [...]

Bill’s Retiring

January 14th, 2022|Comments Off on Bill’s Retiring

Dear Friends and Supporters, After 35 years leading COHHIO, I have given our Board of Directors notice that I plan to retire [...]

Omicron Surge and Homeless System Response

January 7th, 2022|Comments Off on Omicron Surge and Homeless System Response

On January 6 HUD's Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs issued the following message to encourage homeless services providers, especially emergency shelters, [...]

Invest in Ohio’s Housing Recovery

November 17th, 2021|Comments Off on Invest in Ohio’s Housing Recovery

Join our request for a one-time investment of federal funds to expand access to affordable housing in Ohio! The American Rescue Plan [...]

COHHIO News Clips

November 17th, 2021|Comments Off on COHHIO News Clips

COHHIO News Clips summarizes recent news articles that explore various aspects of homelessness, housing, politics, poverty research, racial equity, civic engagement and [...]

Workers’ Comp: Group-Rating Safety Accountability

September 15th, 2021|Comments Off on Workers’ Comp: Group-Rating Safety Accountability

Please review the Bureau of Workers' Compensation Group Rating Safety Accountability Letter for members of COHHIO's Group Rating Program: Download the letter [...]