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 homeless Ohioans with disabilities obtain federal Social Security benefits so they can achieve stable housing and greater independence.

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.

Healthy Beginnings at Home is a research study showing how stable, affordable housing can help improve birth outcomes and maternal health.

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.

Senate Select Committee on Housing

Sept. 13, 2023 COHHIO’s Executive Director Amy Riegel encouraged the Senate Select Committee on Housing to build on successful initiatives that help struggling Ohioans stay housed, like the Ohio Housing Trust Fund and the Low [...]

Workers’ Comp Update

September 2023 Resources for members of COHHIO's Workers' Compensation program: Sept. 2023 - Workers Comp Article Safety Article - Hazardous Energy If your agency is not currently enrolled in our group rating plan, you [...]

Final Budget a Win for Affordable Housing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2023 Final Budget a Win for Affordable Housing COHHIO Decries Cut to Housing Program for At-Risk Pregnant Women Advocates lamented cuts to a program that shows how housing intervention can [...]

Gap Between Rents and Wages Grows Wider

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2023 Ohio Senate Budget Puts Housing Further Out of Reach Full-time workers need to earn at least $19.09 an hour to afford a modest 2-bedroom apartment in Ohio, according to [...]

Sign On to Defend Affordable Housing!

Gov. DeWine and the Ohio House included several positive housing proposals in the state budget, but the Ohio Senate removed them and added other provisions that will stifle development of affordable housing. Chief among them [...]

Legislation to Expand Healthy Beginnings at Home

May 2, 2023 COHHIO Executive Director Amy Riegel testified in support of legislation this week to strengthen supports for at risk mothers (HB 7), which includes a $16 million appropriation for Healthy Beginnings at Home [...]

COHHIO Testifies on State Budget

Testimony Before the House Finance Subcommittee on Agriculture, Development & Natural Resources Amy Riegel, Executive Director March 16, 2023 House Bill 33 Chairman Jones, Ranking Member Troy and members of the House Finance Subcommittee on [...]