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.

COHHIO recognizes the inequities in the homeless and housing system. COHHIO’s Racial Equity Committee is taking a multilayered approach to ensuring equity is permeated throughout the system.

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.

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

The Housing Now for Homeless Families provides TANF funding to local nonprofits to help rehouse families with children that are homeless or at-risk of homelessness.

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.

Wanted: SOAR Ohio – TTA Coordinator

COHHIO is seeking a full-time, self-motivated, experienced individual to provide coordination of T&TA for SOAR Ohio program needs. This position will assist agencies and staff who are working with anyone experiencing homelessness, at risk of [...]

Invest in Ohio’s Housing Recovery

Join our request for a one-time investment of federal funds to expand access to affordable housing in Ohio! The American Rescue Plan passed in March included $350 billion in flexible funding to help states and [...]

Workers’ Comp: Group-Rating Safety Accountability

Please review the Bureau of Workers' Compensation Group Rating Safety Accountability Letter for members of COHHIO's Group Rating Program: Download the letter here Some important reminders from Sedgwick, our third party administrator: Private employers: September [...]

Racial Equity & Homelessness 101 Training

R.E.A.C.H Ohio/COHHIO’s Racial Equity Committee is happy to announce another 4 part Racial Equity and Homelessness 101 training. This Interactive training was developed as a level-setting tool for understanding Race Equity and an exploration of [...]

ALERT: Advocate for Housing Infrastructure!

Updated Aug. 23 Seize the moment to help advocate for affordable housing as the House returns to Washington this week to work on a $3.5 trillion infrastructure and economic recovery package! Between now and Sept. [...]

COHHIO Applauds Eviction Moratorium Extension

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUG. 4, 2021 The Center for Disease Control renewed its eviction moratorium to remain in effect until Oct. 3. The CDC's new order applies to counties with substantial and high levels of [...]

Report Highlights Evictions During the Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUG. 2, 2021 Advocates Warn of Post-Moratorium Spike The number of Ohioans receiving an eviction notice plummeted when the pandemic started, but new filings have increased and advocates are bracing for a [...]