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.
The Ohio Housing Finance Agency has released its Annual Plan and Housing Needs Assessment, which serves as a statewide resource on housing and related topics in Ohio.
Researcher Bryan Grady posted a short paper and interactive map on OHFA's Stories of Home blog about different ways of calculating housing cost burden. The results indicate that the financial challenges faced by Ohio's renters far outstrip what prior analysis suggested.
OHFA published the first report based on information collected through the Ohio Human Services Data Warehouse (OHSDW). The report provides information on the number of individuals who accessed homelessness services between 2012 and 2016 in 86 of Ohio's 88 counties.