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.

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.

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 the state to resolve problems surrounding contradictory federal requirements for collecting data about [...]

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 & true-up reporting for private employers Employers must pay premiums timely to the [...]

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. June 19, 2021 marks 156 years since enslaved African Americans were informed of [...]

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 affordable housing properties! Thank you to everyone who spoke out on this issue [...]

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! The conference platform remains operational and anyone who registered can still watch recordings [...]

Budget Creates Barriers to Food, Healthcare

COHHIO is supporting efforts to fight new red tape barriers that will make it harder for struggling Ohioans to access food stamps (SNAP) and Medicaid benefits. Unfortunately, the Ohio Senate recently added provisions from controversial [...]

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 Collaborating for Change project, which works to prevent the criminalization of youth experiencing [...]