The Office of Housing Policy

The Office of Housing Policy is dedicated to using research-based data to drive the Ohio Housing Finance Agency's (OHFA) mission, "We open the doors to an affordable place to call home," for Ohio families. Staffed by OHFA, the office works in partnership with The Ohio State University and collaborates with other colleges, universities and partners to engage research to guide affordable housing policies.

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  • OHFA Homebuying Process

    How Ohio's Tax Credit Projects Meet Specific Housing Needs

    Determining who lives in OHFA-financed multifamily properties is an important step in understanding how we are serving Ohio's affordable housing needs. This infographic compares current residents in Ohio's Housing Tax Credit projects to all of Ohio's low-income renter households.

  • Historic Rehab

    Tricks and Treats of Historic Rehab

    Old buildings don't have to be scary, or come to a chilling end. Through historic rehabilitation, these architectural gems with their antique and aged features can be preserved and brought to new life.

  • Natural Disasters

    Public Libraries: A Great Equalizer

    Lower income households often face barriers to accessing high quality amenities. What's one public institution that defies this logic? Libraries. Due to their rich programming and accessibility, libraries have become an integral part of housing initiatives across the country.

  • Third Way

    A "Third Way" for Housing: Safe & Affordable Alternatives to Owning or Renting

    As home prices rise, fewer Ohioans are able to buy a home, pushing them into rental markets with little housing security and no ability to build wealth. However, there have been an increasing number of housing options providing a "third way" between owning and renting.