COHHIO has provided voice for the underrepresented for more than 30 years, originating as the Ohio Housing Coalition (formed in 1974), then merging in 1994 with the Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (formed in 1984). With a mission of ending homelessness and promoting affordable housing, COHHIO is involved in a range of housing assistance services in Ohio, including homeless prevention, emergency shelters, transitional housing and permanent affordable housing with linkages to supportive services. COHHIO assists hundreds of housing organizations and homeless service providers in Ohio through public policy advocacy, training and technical assistance, research and public education.
COHHIO receives ongoing generous support from the George Gund Foundation, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, the Charter One Foundation, dozens of corporate sponsors, and Community Shares of Mid Ohio.
COHHIO is a proud participant in the Community Shares of Mid Ohio workplace giving program, where employees make paycheck contributions to more than 60 nonprofits working locally to strengthen and enhance our community.