Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO)
175 South Third Street, Suite 250
Columbus, OH 43215
Tel: (614) 280-1984
Fax: (614) 463-1060
Alliance Group: Housing, Labor & Workforce Development, Mentoring & Youth, Education, Policy & Leadership
Type: Community Organization
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.
Since 1994, COHHIO has worked on behalf of every Ohioan in need of housing, in hopes that someday these simple physical structures can become lasting homes filled with life's possibilities
Description of Services:
Our program areas build our knowledge base, making us a unique statewide resource on homelessness and housing issues. Our HMIS program collects homeless data; training and technical assistance builds organizational capacity; SSI Ohio helps disabled, homeless Ohioans successfully navigate the daunting application procedure; tenant outreach helps resolve disputes between landlords and low-income tenants; Ohio Preservation Program collects data on affordable housing projects in need of rehab; youth empowerment builds leadership skills with homeless and at-risk youth; the Ohio Balance of State Continuum of Care manages homeless programs planning efforts in the 80 most rural counties of the state; and advocacy takes the voice of the underrepresented to the state legislature.
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