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.

Housing Ohio 2019 Followup

Thank you to everyone who was part of our 25th anniversary conference this week. We had a grand total of 612 guests – another record for the Housing Ohio conference! This reassures us that we [...]

Seminar Series: Working with Transition Age Youth

COHHIO, with support from the Ohio Attorney General's Office, presents three spring seminars on working with transition age youth. April 15: Building Meaningful Supports with Transition Age Youth (3 free CEUs) Learn how helping youth [...]

FY 2018 CoC Competition Awards

Each year the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development makes available competitive federal resources for homeless programming to communities around the country through its Continuum of Care (CoC) Program and the annual CoC Competition. [...]

Breaking Ground Newsletter

February 2019 Registration for the Housing Ohio 2019 conference is now open. Register now to get the early bird discount! With all the noise about walls, government shutdowns and national emergencies, it was easy to [...]

Training Bulletin – February 2019

COHHIO has launched a new training workshop for housing providers: VAWA Compliance Training. Training sessions will take place all across the state throughout 2019, and will teach affordable housing providers about their responsibilities and rights [...]

Bill’s February Update

With all the noise about walls, government shutdowns and national emergencies, it was easy to miss the fact that Congress just increased funding for homeless and affordable housing programs for the second time in a [...]

COHHIO Workers’ Comp Update

COHHIO member organizations may be eligible for deep discounts on workers' compensation premiums. Members in our group rating program saved an average of $6,121 last year! Click here to read updates from CareWorksComp, the third [...]

Register Now for Housing Ohio 2019

Registration for the Housing Ohio 2019 conference is now open! Please join us April 8-10 in Columbus for the 25th Anniversary Housing Ohio conference Click Here to Register This year marks a quarter century hosting [...]