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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


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


Federal, State Reports Shed Light on Ohio Homelessness – Gongwer News Service, Dec. 19, 2018

Ohio Homeless Number Drop Slightly in 2018, Spikes in YouthThe News-Herald, Dec. 19, 2018

Homelessness Increasing Among Kids, FamiliesNorwalk Reflector, Dec. 19, 2018

Homelessness in Ohio Back on the Rise – Local 12 WKRC, Dec. 18, 2018

Homelessness Increasing in Ohio with Sharp Rise Among Children and Families – ABC6 On Your Side, Dec. 18, 2018

Editorial: Provision Speeding Up Evictions Should Wait – Toledo Blade, Dec. 17, 2018

Stand Your Ground Bill Scaled BackDayton Daily News, Dec. 13

Eviction Language Removed From Senate Insurance Measure Gongwer News Service, Dec. 11, 2018

Advocate: Bill to quicken tenant eviction process ‘not the best Christmas present for Ohio renters’Toledo Blade, Dec. 11, 2018

Lame-Duck Alert! This Bill Would Increase Evictions and Homelessness: EditorialBeacon Journal/, Dec. 10, 2018

Controversial Eviction Proposal Reemerges Through Committee AmendmentGongwer News Service, Dec. 10, 2018

Law to Speed Up Housing Evictions in Ohio is a Blatant Kowtow to Landlord Interests: Editorial –, Dec. 9, 2018

State Launches Investigation into Trailer Park Water Bills – ABC6 On Your Side, Nov. 6, 2018

Column: Housing Assistance Can Help Keep Students in SchoolColumbus Dispatch, Oct. 21, 2018

Editorial: Stop Being Scared of People Who Need Affordable HousingColumbus Business First, Aug. 30, 2018

Affordable Housing Solutions Needed NowColumbus Business First – Aug. 29, 2018

Foreclosure Falling in Ohio, But Rate Still High Compared with U.S.Columbus Dispatch, Aug. 9, 2018

Study Finds Minimum Wage Workers Can’t Afford RentFreemont News Messenger, July 31, 2018

Report: Richland County Minimum Wage Jobs Don’t Pay Enough to Cover RentMansfield News Journal, June 15, 2018

Majority of Ohio’s Most Popular Jobs Don’t Pay Enough to Afford RentCincinnati Business Courier, June 15, 2018

Study: Most Common Jobs In Ohio Don’t Pay Enough To Afford Housing – WOSU Radio, June 14, 2018

8 of Top 10 Ohio Jobs Pay So Little, Workers Can’t Easily Make Rent, Report FindsColumbus Business First, June 14, 2018

Report Show Most Common Ohio Jobs Don’t Pay Enough To Afford Basic Rental Housing – WCBE 90.5, June 14, 2018

Study Shows Rental Housing Struggles in the Youngstown-Warren Area – WKBN 27, June 14, 2018

New Report: Dayton Renters Can’t Afford ApartmentsDayton Daily News, June 13, 2018

Ohio Jobs Don’t Pay Enough to Cover Rent, But Cleveland is Still Promoted an Affordable Place to LiveCleveland Scene, June 13, 2018

Report: Top Ohio Jobs Don’t Pay Enough to Cover the RentColumbus Dispatch, June 13, 2018

Working Poor Would Pay More Rent Under HUD ProposalColumbus Dispatch, June 7, 2018

Safe, Stable Housing Matters for Children’s Classroom, May 31, 2018

Our Homes, Our Voices Advocates for HousingThe Register-Herald, May 5, 2018

Groups Urge Housing FundsGongwer News Service, May 3, 2018

From the Editor: It’s Up to Us to Pressure Lawmakers to Fund Affordable Housing ProgramsColumbus Business First, Mar. 26, 2018

COHHIO Calls For More Affordable HousingGongwer News Service, Mar. 16, 2018

Dayton Rent Consumes Too Much Income for Some ResidentsDayton Daily News, Mar. 15, 2018

Study: Hundreds of Thousands of Ohioans Cannot Find Affordable HousingColumbus Dispatch, Mar. 13, 2018


Advocates Credit Housing, Rapid Intervention Strategies With Decline in HomelessnessGongwer News Service, Dec. 8, 2017

Ohio’s Homeless Population Drops Again, But Problems, Dec. 7, 2017

Housing Advocates Cite Concerns With Rental Property Damage BillGongwer News Service, Nov. 28, 2017

Half of Dayton Area Renters Spend Too Much on RentDayton Daily News, Nov. 9, 2017

COHHIO to Continue Pushing for Housing Trust Fund BoostGongwer News Service, Aug. 11, 2017

Don’t Trim The Housing Trust FundColumbus Dispatch editorial, June 16, 2017

Will Ohio Close its ‘Rent Gap’?Akron Beacon Journal editorial, June 12, 2017

Rental Costs, Wages ExaminedSidney Daily News, June 11, 2017

Affordable Rent for Low Income People Out of Reach – WBNS-10TV Columbus, June 9, 2017

Gap Widening Between Renters’ Wages and Housing CostsGongwer News Service, June 8, 2017

Columbus Poor Struggle with Evictions, High Housing CostsColumbus Dispatch, June 8, 2017

Effect of Medicaid Expansion on Homelessness ReviewedGongwer News Service, May 22, 2017

Youth Homelessness Targeted: Jackson, Vinton Counties to benefit from $2.2 Million GrantJackson Telegram, March 10, 2017

National Report on Affordable Housing Highlights Trust Fund NeedsGongwer News Service, March 6, 2017

Trump Treasury Pick Mnuchin Misled Senate on Foreclosures, Ohio Records ShowColumbus Dispatch, Jan. 29, 2017

Expand the Ohio Housing Trust Fund and Help Solve ProblemsAkron Beacon Journal editorial, Jan. 25, 2017

Calls to Boost Fund that Fights Ohio Housing Insecurity, HomelessnessPublic News Service, Jan. 25, 2017

Firms Call for Increase in Housing Trust FundSidney Daily News, Jan. 20, 2017

Groups Push for $15 Million Increase for Ohio Affordable Housing, Jan. 19, 2017

Groups Join Forces to Fight Homelessness, Seek Additional Trust Fund MoneyGongwer News Service, Jan. 18, 2017

COHHIO Grant to Fight Youth Homelessness in Southeastern OhioGallipolis Daily Tribune, Jan. 18, 2017


Homelessness Has Dropped Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dec. 30, 2016

Veteran Homelessness Continues To Drop in OhioGongwer News Service, Aug. 8, 2016

Proposed Payday Lending Rules Might Stop Debt TrapCincinnati Enquirer, July 15, 2016

Expand the Housing Trust Fund, a catalyst for the more affordable and accessibleAkron Beacon Journal, June 9, 2016

Affordable Housing Out of Reach for Many Low-Income Families in Ohio – May 25, 2016

CFPB Report Reveals Consumer Abuse In Car Title Lending – May 9, 2016

CFPB Highlights Hidden Payday Loan Costs – April 21, 2016

Advocates Estimate 191,000 Ohioans Living on Almost Nothing – April 12, 2016

Ohio Could ‘Tip the Scales’ in Presidential Primary – February 8, 2016

Ohio Homelessness Reports

These reports are based on annual Point-In-Time Counts conducted one day in January of each year. They do not represent the total number of people who experience homelessness each year in Ohio. By way of comparison, a COHHIO review of Homeless Management Information System data, which tracks the number of individuals accessing homeless services throughout the state, determined that a approximately 65,000 Ohioans entered emergency shelters, transitional housing and permanent supportive housing during 2014.