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

Pandemic, economic crisis to trigger wave of evictions, experts say – Dayton Daily News, July 19, 2020

Editorial: Evictions, shutoffs make virus crisis worse – Columbus Dispatch, July 18, 2020

New Report Shows More Ohioans In Danger Of Being Homeless Due To COVID19 – Statehouse News Bureau, July 17, 2020

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

Helping the Homeless – WHBC 1480, July 9, 2020

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

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

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

Fighting homelessness and housing insecurity during a pandemic – Columbus Alive, July 2, 2020

Government, nonprofits working to prevent wave of evictions in Cleveland – Freshwater 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

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

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

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, 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

Helping renters, landlords keep bills paid during Coronavirus shutdown – NBC4i Columbus, Mar. 20, 2020

Ohio Chief Justice urges local courts to put evictions on holdThe Elyria Chronicle, Mar. 19, 2020

Homeless shelters balance small spaces and budgets with virus prepThe Elyria Chronicle, Mar. 18, 2020

Homeless population concerns – Fox 45 Dayton, Mar. 17, 2020

Coronavirus concerns pose unique challenges to Northeast Ohio homeless shelters – The Lake County News-Herald, Mar. 12, 2020

Advocates urge action on affordable housing in central OhioColumbus Dispatch, Mar. 12, 2020

Report: Ohio needs more affordable housing – Medina Gazette, Mar. 11, 2020

Civil rights and housing advocates warn proposed change to federal law could spell return of, Mar. 2, 2020

Federal Lending Proposal Draws Concerns From Ohio GroupsGongwer News Service, Feb. 27, 2020

Wilmington-area Group Seeks Path to Lessen Homelessness – Wilmington News Journal, Feb. 6, 2020

State Data Shows 25,600 Homeless Students in OhioOhio Capitol Journal, Jan. 13, 2020

Green Bay Packers Fans in Central Ohio Score Big with their Generosity to CharityColumbus Dispatch, Jan. 13, 2020

Preventing Eviction Could Play Big Role In Curbing Homelessness – Statehouse News Bureau, Dec. 18, 2019

Portman Offers Eviction Relief Bill – The Columbus Dispatch, Dec. 14, 2019

Dayton Among Cities with Highest Eviction Rates: Portman, Others Want to Know CauseDayton Daily News, Dec. 13, 2019

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman Sponsors Bill to Fight, Dec. 12, 2019

Column: Soaring Rent, Tuition Are Putting People on the StreetThe Columbus Dispatch, Oct. 14, 2019

Nearly 26 Percent Spend Half of Income on RentHighland County Times-Gazette, Sept. 16, 2019

Hillsboro Schools Have State’s Top Homelessness RateHighland County Times-Gazette, Aug. 8, 2019

Roundtable Tackles HomelessnessMedina Gazette, Aug. 2, 2019

State Expands Funding to Combat Homelessness and HousingYoungstown Vindicator, July 26, 2019

Ohio Housing Trust Fund Gets First Budget Increase in 16 YearsColumbus Dispatch, July 18, 2019

Not Making Enough to Pay Rent? Ohio’s Most Common Occupations Usually Don’t, Report ShowsPlain Dealer/, June 18, 2019

Low Wage Workers Struggle to Make Ends MeetColumbus Dispatch, June 14, 2019

Editorial: Modest Increase in Recorder Fees Would Help Tackle Ohio’s Alarmingly High Child Homelessness – Plain Dealer/, May 29, 2019

Editorial: If Children Are the Priority, Then Bolster the Ohio Housing Trust FundAkron Beacon Journal/, May 19, 2019

Many Ohioans Struggle to Pay Rent & Have a Safe Place to Call Home – Fox 45, Dayton, May 15, 2019

This Affordable Housing Project Helps Keep Parents in College, and It’s GrowingColumbus Business First, May 15, 2019

Editorial: To Save More Babies, We Have to Work on Housing – Columbus Dispatch, Mar. 27, 2019

Columbus Council Approves Funding For Fighting Homelessness – WCBE 90.5 FM, Mar. 19, 2019

Report: Many Poor Ohioans Lack Safe, Affordable Place to Call HomeCleveland Scene, Mar. 19, 2019

More local government funding and targeted housing aid to help homeless and lead-poisoned children should be among Gov. DeWine’s budget priorities: editorial –, Mar. 13, 2019

COHHIO Updates

Emergency Rental Assistance Directory

September 15th, 2020|Comments Off on Emergency Rental Assistance Directory

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

CDC Eviction Moratorium

September 9th, 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 [...]

COHHIO Statement on the CDC’s Eviction Moratorium

September 2nd, 2020|Comments Off on COHHIO Statement on the CDC’s Eviction Moratorium

Sept. 2, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Marcus Roth,, 614-257-9848 COHHIO Statement on the CDC's Eviction Moratorium Bill Faith, executive director [...]

Breaking Ground – Summer 2020

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Summer 2020 We’re six months into this pandemic – the strangest, most nerve racking period of my life as a homeless advocate [...]

Upcoming Trainings & Events

August 31st, 2020|Comments Off on Upcoming Trainings & Events

COHHIO’s training and technical assistance department is offering the following upcoming training opportunities: Sept: 22, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Financial Management [...]

Your Vote Matters!

August 31st, 2020|Comments Off on Your Vote Matters!

People who are homeless or facing eviction have more immediate concerns than the upcoming election. Unfortunately, low voter turnout among low-income and [...]

Housing Now for Homeless Families

August 31st, 2020|Comments Off on Housing Now for Homeless Families

COHHIO thanks Gov. DeWine and his administration for investing $15 million in federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funding to provide [...]

Housing Info Line Keeps Housing Authority In Line

August 29th, 2020|Comments Off on Housing Info Line Keeps Housing Authority In Line

Sometimes COHHIO's Housing Information Line needs to remind housing authority officials to follow their own policies when it comes to raising the [...]