COHHIO Programs

COHHIO offers a range of programs and services that help keep local providers current on new developments in the fields of homelessness and housing.

COHHIO manages the Ohio Balance of State Continuum of Care (BoSCoC), which oversees planning efforts for local homeless programs in Ohio’s 80 non-urban counties. The Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) tracks and processes data to help evaluate these programs and make them more effective.

The Training and Technical Assistance program expands our member organizations’ knowledge and understanding of best practices via online and in-person training seminars, phone consultations and site visits. The TTA program also coordinates COHHIO’s annual statewide Housing Ohio conference in April.

The Youth Housing Initiative seeks to reduce barriers that prevent Ohio’s homeless youth and young adults from gaining access to housing and services, and provides youth with the tools and information they need to navigate the system.

The SOAR Ohio Project helps disabled, homeless Ohioans secure federal Social Security benefits so they can achieve greater stability and independence.

COHHIO’s Housing Information program offers tenants legal guidance, advocacy support, and education on housing issues. To access the Housing Information Line visit the Housing Information section of the website.

For more information on COHHIO’s public policy advocacy efforts, visit the Advocacy section of our website.

To find out out becoming a member of COHHIO, visit our membership page. COHHIO’s member organizations are also eligible for deep discounts on their workers’ compensation premiums through COHHIO’s group rating program.

January 2020 Workers’ Comp Update

Deadlines are approaching for COHHIO members enrolled in our workers' compensation group rating program! For more information, see this newsletter from our workers' comp partner CareWorks Comp. Visit our workers' comp page to find out [...]

State Capital Funding Opportunity

Does your facility need renovations or capital improvements to better serve folks in your community? State capital funds might be an option, especially if you already have a project in the works that needs some [...]

Fall Training Bulletin

COHHIO’s next conference is still five months away, but the staff is deep into planning the event, especially since we’re moving to a different venue that’s large enough to accommodate everyone who wants to come. [...]

COHHIO HMIS Launches Reporting Tool

This spring, the COHHIO’s HMIS team released a new custom reporting system called R minor, an open source project being developed in-house to overcome limitations in the reporting provided by our HMIS vendor. The project [...]

Support COHHIO on #GivingTuesday

We know that ending homelessness isn't just an aspirational phrase. It really is possible that everyone living in the wealthiest country in the world can have a place of their own to sleep at night. [...]

Workers Comp Nov/Dec Update

Deadlines Approaching:  2020 Rate Year Group Rating & Group Retrospective Enrollment The deadline to enroll into Group Rating with CareWorks Comp for the upcoming July 1, 2020 policy year is November 20, 2019.  Group Rating [...]

Ohio Wants Your Opinion

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires the state to prepare an annual Ohio Consolidated Plan to govern administration of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Partnerships Investment Program (HOME), and [...]

Bill’s Summer Report

Four years ago we managed to beat back a serious effort to gut the Ohio Housing Trust Fund in the state budget. This summer we are celebrating a modest, but important, increase for the OHTF [...]

Kroger Is Hiring at Your Agency

Kroger recently launched a new recruitment effort, reaching out to agencies that serve people experiencing homelessness, those with disabilities and other employment challenges. Job applicants who don’t have access to a computer may contact Kerri [...]