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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

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

Domestic Violence-Homelessness Data Partnership

June 29th, 2021|Comments Off on Domestic Violence-Homelessness Data Partnership

Over the past several years, COHHIO has been working with the Ohio Domestic Violence Network and local homeless services providers from around [...]

Workers’ Comp update

June 21st, 2021|Comments Off on Workers’ Comp update

June 21, 2021 - Important info for agencies enrolled in COHHIO's workers' compensation programs, from Sedgwick, our third party administrator: Premium installment [...]

Juneteenth – Freedom Day

June 17th, 2021|Comments Off on Juneteenth – Freedom Day

On behalf of COHHIO's Racal Equity Committee (REC) we want to wish you a Happy Juneteenth – also known as Freedom Day. [...]

Affordable Housing Under Attack! (again)

June 11th, 2021|Comments Off on Affordable Housing Under Attack! (again)

UPDATED JUNE 29 Good news! The legislature backed off a disastrous budget proposal that jeopardized the continued viability of one-third of Ohio’s [...]

Summer Training Bulletin

June 9th, 2021|Comments Off on Summer Training Bulletin

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Housing Ohio 2021, our first-ever virtual conference. This year set another record for attendance! [...]

Collaborating for Change – Juvenile Justice

June 8th, 2021|Comments Off on Collaborating for Change – Juvenile Justice

Coalition for Juvenile Justice recently selected COHHIO and Ohio's youth homelessness providers to receive training and technical assistance as part of the [...]

Bill’s Summer Update

June 8th, 2021|Comments Off on Bill’s Summer Update

The Ohio Senate recently added an amendment to the budget that would dramatically increase taxes on affordable housing properties, jeopardizing the homes [...]