Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio

Housing advocate: Worker crunch due to a lot more than federal supplements

BY: - May 25, 2021

Federal unemployment supplements are not the sole reason Ohio employers are having a hard time finding workers, an Ohio housing advocate said Monday. Gov. Mike DeWine earlier this month announced that on June 26 he would end Ohio’s participation in a federal program that provided $300 a week in additional unemployment pay. The money was […]

With new legislation supporting mental health housing, property tax case gets sent back to state

BY: - May 25, 2021

The Ohio Supreme Court vacated the decision of a state tax board that said tax exemptions shouldn’t apply to a permanent supportive housing facility for low-income individuals seeking mental health and addiction services. The case came to the state’s highest court after the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals reversed a property tax exemption for Hawthorn […]

Bipartisan bill would allow expungement of Ohioans’ eviction records

BY: - April 16, 2021

When a tenant faces eviction, the filing can stay with them for years — potentially impacting their ability to find stable housing again. A bipartisan bill introduced by Sens. Stephanie Kunze, R-Hilliard, and Hearcel Craig, D-Columbus, proposes to allow eviction records to be expunged under certain circumstances. A tenant would be able to request to […]

Lawmakers seek Ohio moratorium on evictions, foreclosures

BY: - December 4, 2020

Ohioans struggling to pay their rents or mortgages may head into 2021 without the housing protections and public assistance that have carried them through much of the pandemic this year. A federal moratorium on evictions is about to expire. Two other relief programs helping unemployed Americans are set to run out. There are believed to […]

Homelessness already a struggle, but curfew could add complications

BY: - November 26, 2020

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine emphasized the fact that a new curfew order seeking to stop the spread of COVID-19 would not be perfect. But advocates for the homeless say the order could complicate things for the unsheltered people without homes across the state. The order itself, signed by Ohio Department of Health director Stephanie McCloud […]

Agencies helping the poor fear a dreadful new year

BY: - November 17, 2020

The Nov. 3 general election has garnered most of the public attention lately, but officials on Monday warned that the coronavirus pandemic continues to squeeze the growing ranks of low-income Ohioans.

Advocates: Ohio’s poor increase as feds dither on coronavirus relief

BY: - October 13, 2020

Many Ohioans were already trapped in poverty before the coronavirus forced hundreds of thousands more out of jobs. 

State won’t consider most of funding request by advocates for the poor

BY: - August 24, 2020

When it meets on Monday, the Ohio Controlling Board won’t consider most of the funding requests by advocates who say hundreds of thousands of low-income Ohioans might face hunger and eviction in the coming weeks. The advocates say that with the expiration of federal unemployment supplements and eviction moratoriums — and with the resumption of […]