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.
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.
Workers’ Comp Update
May 2023 Attention COHHIO's organizational members! Open Enrollment for Ohio workers’ compensation Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) has begun. Open Enrollment runs from Monday May 1 through Friday May 26. For more information, please download this [...]
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 [...]
The Gap Report 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 16, 2023 Report Shows Ohio’s Affordable Housing Shortage Getting Worse Housing advocates released data Thursday showing that Ohio’s affordable housing shortage grew significantly more acute over the past year. The Gap [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Statement on Gov. DeWine Signing HB 45
Jan. 6, 2023Amy Riegel, executive director of the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio, issued the following statement in response to Gov. DeWine signing HB 45 without vetoing several harmful housing related amendments: “We [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lame Duck Statehouse Exacerbates Ohio’s Affordable Housing Crisis
DEC. 21, 2022 Lame Duck Statehouse Exacerbates Ohio’s Affordable Housing Crisis Advocates Urge DeWine to Use Veto Pen State lawmakers not only missed the opportunity to address Ohio’s affordable housing shortage during the recent lame [...]
Help VETO Bad Housing Amendments!
During this week’s chaotic lame duck session, Statehouse leaders passed two last-minute amendments threatening the continued viability of affordable housing and the availability of Emergency Rental Assistance in Ohio. Please join us in urging the [...]
Affordable Housing Under Attack! (yet again)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DEC. 14, 2022 Housing Advocates Oppose Tax Increase on Workforce and Senior Housing Properties Housing advocates warned Wednesday that a last-minute amendment that surfaced during the Statehouse’s lame duck session threatens the [...]
Invest in Ohio’s Housing Recovery
(Updated November 2022) COHHIO and over 260 companies and organizations are asking Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio General Assembly to make a one-time investment of Ohio's American Rescue Plan Act funds to address Ohio's [...]