Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio Controlling Board Approves Spending Cares Act Dollars; Housing Advocates Want More By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Oct 27, 2020 governor.ohio.gov The state Controlling Board has approved distributing 420 million dollars in federal CARES Act monday to individuals and businesses struggling economically from the COVID-19 pandemic. Ohio's Housing Insecurity Can Pose Health Risks To Renters By Jim Letizia • Jul 16, 2020 A new report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition shows three out of the ten most common jobs in Ohio failed to pay workers enough to afford to rent a two-bedroom apartment before the COVID-19 pandemic. Brown, Housing Advocates Push For Emergency Rental Assistance Funding By Mike Foley • Jun 4, 2020 COHHIO Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio joined housing advocates this week to discuss legislation he’s co-sponsored to prevent evictions. Columbus Council Approves Funding For Fighting Homelessness By Jim Letizia • Mar 19, 2019 voa.org Columbus City Council last night approved legislation giving 4.3 million dollars to the Community Shelter Board for programs to fight homelessness. Report Shows Most Common Ohio Jobs Don't Pay Enough To Afford Basic Rental Housing By Jim Letizia • Jun 14, 2018 A new report shows only two of the ten most common jobs in Ohio pay enough for a worker to rent a two-bedroom apartment. Study Aims To Assess and Lower Franklin County's Eviction Rate By Jim Letizia • Jul 14, 2017 The City of Columbus, Franklin County and Ohio State University plan to study the county's eviction rate, which is the highest in the state. Judge Blocks Enforcement Of State Provisional, Absentee Ballot Rules By Associated Press • Jun 8, 2016 Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says he'll appeal a federal judge's Tuesday ruling blocking rules for how thousands of absentee and provisional ballots are counted. Critics Say Focus On Demolition Cost Ohio Federal Funds For Foreclosure Prevention By Associated Press • Apr 20, 2016 Ohio is receiving an additional 94 million dollar to help demolish blighted homes and prevent foreclosures, but some say it missed out on more funding because of an issue with the state's application. Money For Low Income Housing Is Reduced In Senate’s Budget Plan By Ohio Public Radio • Jun 10, 2015 Advocates for the homeless in Ohio are upset with a provision in the state Senate's newly proposed two year state budget that would cut funding for a key agency in half. Advocates Call For More Controls On Payday Lenders By Ohio Public Radio • Apr 1, 2015 Faith leaders and advocates for the poor are calling on the federal government to do something to reform payday lending. Report Underscores Need For More Affordable Rental Housing By Jim Letizia • Mar 13, 2015 A new report shows more than 70 percent of extremely low income renters spend more than half of their income on rent and utility costs. Annual Homeless Count Today In Many Ohio Cities By Jim Letizia • Jan 28, 2014 Volunteers in Ohio today and tonight will conduct what is called the annual "Point In Time" count of the homeless.