"The year ahead will be a difficult challenge for many, but we're more committed than ever to standing up for homeless people and affordable housing programs in our state." - Bill Faith, executive director

"The number of people we're serving is going up every single day." - Al Norris, Adams-Brown Counties Economic Opportunities, Inc., and COHHIO Board member

"Anyone can end up homeless. People may only be a paycheck or two away. . ." - Bill Faith, executive director"

"Thanks to everyone who helped make Housing Ohio 2013 a great success." - Bill Faith, executive director

"The year ahead will be a difficult challenge for many, but we're more committed than ever to standing up for homeless people and affordable housing programs in our state." - Bill Faith, executive director

"When you invest in good policy solutions, you get results. Permanent supportive housing is a prime example." - Bill Faith, executive director

"We appreciate your support. It allows us to work on housing solutions for all Ohioans." - Bill Faith, executive director

"Chronically homeless numbers are down 62% from 2006 to 2010. Taking a targeted approach to homelessness works." - Kate Monter-Durban, Cleveland Housing Network and COHHIO Board member

"People are coming to homelessness more quickly because of the economy." - Bryan Brown, Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority and COHHIO Board member

COHHIO Executive Director Bill Faith handing out buttons at a Statehouse rally in support of access to affordable healthcare.

Canton housing advocates present Sen. Oelslager with an award for his dedication to the Ohio Housing Trust Fund.

"With stimulus funds drying up and cuts being made to housing programs at the federal level, we're bracing for record-level demand for homeless services." - Bill Faith, executive director

COHHIO's annual conference attendees finished the "Circle for Coverage" by linking hands around the Statehouse at a healthcare rally in April.

“Anyone can end up homeless. People may only be a paycheck or two away. . .” - Bill Faith, executive director

"April at the Statehouse: Even rain couldn't keep 2,500 Ohioans, including COHHIO staff, from gathering in support of access to affordable healthcare.

“We are seeing a larger increase in homelessness -- especially among families -- than we’ve seen in a long time.” - Bill Faith, executive director

"With stimulus funds drying up and cuts being made to housing programs at the federal level, we're bracing for record-level demand for homeless services.." - Bill Faith, executive director

“It is a thin thread between people who don’t experience homelessness and people who do. Everybody needs to be more compassionate for our brothers and sisters for whom that thread was broken.” - Bill Faith, executive director

“There's been a 33% drop in property values in Maple Heights; it's the hangover from those who sold predatory loans” - Chip Bromley, Cleveland resident and COHHIO Board member

“We can do better than to allow thousands of individuals and families to go homeless in our state.” - Bill Faith, executive director

"We appreciate your support. It allows us to work on housing solutions for all Ohioans." - Bill Faith, executive director

“It is a thin thread between people who don’t experience homelessness and people who do. Everybody needs to be more compassionate for our brothers and sisters for whom that thread was broken.” - Bill Faith, executive director

 

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Save the date for COHHIO's annual conference: April 13-15. Check back regularly for updates about workshops and a special conference advocacy day on April 15. Our online brochure and registration will be ready in January, Click the conference page for more information.

Welcome to COHHIO

A statewide advocacy and service providers network, COHHIO supports a range of housing assistance services in Ohio, including homeless prevention, emergency shelters, transitional housing and permanent affordable housing with linkages to supportive services, as needed. Helping hundreds of housing organizations and homeless service providers pursue their missions, COHHIO provides public policy advocacy, training and technical assistance, research and public education.