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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

Housing Crisis for Poor Ohioans – Ideastream Public Media, May 27

Franklin County homeless shelter population up, challenged by lack of affordable housing – Columbus Dispatch, May 7

The plan to fix Ohio’s affordable rental housing shortage – Axios Columbus, May 2

Report: Nearly 50,000 additional extremely low-income housing units needed in Tri-State – WKRC, May 2

Study finds housing impacts infant mortality, efforts to expand program to Dayton – Dayton 24/7, Apr. 24

Program that provides housing to pregnant moms expanding in effort to cut infant mortality – Columbus Dispatch, Apr. 13

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announces $2.5 million for program to help pregnant women, improve birth outcomes – WKYC, Apr. 6

Miami Valley organizations report homelessness is on the rise – Dayton 24/7, Mar. 31

Ohio keeps COVID-19 rental assistance money within state but still at risk of losing funds – Columbus Dispatch, Mar. 31

Dayton concludes investigation into housing discrimination – Dayton 24/7, Jan. 24, 2022

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 Ohio.com, Oct. 25, 2021

Advocates, nonprofits urge Ohio to prioritize stimulus spending on health and human services – Cleveland.com, 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 – Cleveland.com, 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 – Cleveland.com, 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 – Cleveland.com, 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

COHHIO Updates

Support the Housing Trust Fund

June 10th, 2022|Comments Off on Support the Housing Trust Fund

Updated June 2022 Legislation currently pending in the Ohio House Finance Committee has the potential to expand the Ohio Housing Trust Fund, [...]

Invest in Ohio’s Housing Recovery

May 12th, 2022|Comments Off on Invest in Ohio’s Housing Recovery

Proposal to Invest ARPA Funds in Affordable Housing (Updated May 2022) COHHIO and over 225 companies and organizations are asking Gov. Mike [...]

New Housing Resources for Local Advocates

April 26th, 2022|Comments Off on New Housing Resources for Local Advocates

The American Rescue Plan (ARPA) and other federal Covid response legislation created new resources that local advocates can use to address homelessness [...]

Black History Month and Housing in Ohio

February 7th, 2022|Comments Off on Black History Month and Housing in Ohio

Black History Month is an annual commemoration of the best of Black life and culture in our history, a time to celebrate [...]

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. [...]