News Releases

  • News Releases

OHFA is committed to increasing awareness of our products and services with the media and the public. We regularly release news about new program offerings, Agency initiative, and any changes to our programs. We make every effort to build positive relationships with the press to help get the news to our partners and customers as quickly as possible.

2020 News Releases

12-10-20 – Pre-Pandemic Homelessness Numbers Provide Glimpse into Possible Post-Pandemic Challenges
Homelessness in Ohio, a new report from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency, says Ohioans experiencing homelessness grew by 30.8% between 2012 and 2018. During the same period, Ohio's population grew by only 1.3%.

9-23-20 – Coronavirus Pandemic Exacerbates Pre-Existing Housing Insecurities, Report Says
Since the onset of COVID-19, 90-day mortgage delinquencies in Ohio have seen an upswing, indicating potential for an increase in foreclosure rates in months to come. That is just one key finding of the Housing Needs Assessment, a yearly evaluation of Ohio's housing trends and challenges.

5-20-20 – $31 Million in Housing Tax Credits Expand Affordable Housing in Ohio
This year, 37 developments throughout Ohio creating or preserving 2,002 apartments for families, seniors and individuals with disabilities were awarded more than $31 million in 10-year federal housing tax credits.

4-23-20 – Housing Agency Provides Additional $4.75 Million for Emergency Homelessness Services
The OHFA Board approved an additional $4.75 million to support the increased housing needs of Ohio homeless and those at risk of homelessness because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

3-20-20 – Ohio Housing Finance Agency to Provide $5 Million for Rental Assistance and Emergency Homelessness Services
The Ohio Housing Finance Agency approved a proposal to provide up to $5 million in funding to help homeless and low-income Ohioans negatively affected by the coronavirus pandemic avoid or escape homelessness and stay in their homes.

2019 News Releases

7-19-19 – Housing Costs Burden Many Ohioans, New Report Says
Although Ohio has recovered in many ways from the most recent housing crisis, many Ohioans on the lower end of the economic spectrum are increasingly burdened by the high cost of housing, according to the Ohio Housing Needs Assessment (HNA).

5-15-19 – Affordable Housing Expanded through $280 Million in Housing Tax Credits
The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board announced the recipients of the 2019 Housing Tax Credit (HTC) program awards, which are used to fund the construction, acquisition and rehabilitation of affordable housing communities throughout Ohio.

4-10-19 – Conference Highlights Connections Between Housing Stability, Healthcare, Aging Populations, Social Justice Issues
Starting at Home, co-hosted by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) and Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH), links the nonprofit, academic, policy and advocacy sectors that work toward creating strong, healthy communities.

3-28-19 – 5K Race Promotes Affordable Housing; Donates Proceeds to Local Housing Nonprofit
The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) and Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH) invite Central Ohio runners and walkers to lace up for a great cause at the 2nd annual Race for a Place (to Call Home) 5K Run/Walk.

2018 News Releases

12-20-18 – Ohio's Homeless Numbers Increasing Among Children and Older Adults, Report Says

10-11-18 – OHFA Announces New Fund Aimed at Creating Diverse, Mixed-Income Communities

6-26-18 – New Report Shows Ohioans Spend More Than Half Their Income on Housing and Transportation

6-19-18 – OHFA Awards Over $2 Million to Provide Affordable Housing to Seniors and Veterans

5-22-18 – OHFA Awards Housing Tax Credits to Developments That Prioritize Reducing Infant Mortality

5-16-18 – OHFA Allocates over $280 Million in Housing Tax Credits to Expand Affordable Housing

5-10-18 – Report Finds Nearly 60,000 Ohioans Homeless in 2016

4-4-18 – 50 Years of Opening Doors: OHFA Celebrates National Fair Housing Month

3-28-18 – OHFA and OCCH Announce First Race for a Place (to Call Home) 5K

3-21-18 – Governor John Kasich Appoints Duana M. Patton to OHFA's Board

1-24-18 – OHFA Awards Funding to Central Ohio Housing Opportunity Project, Move to PROSPER

1-2-18 – OHFA Joins Fight to Reduce Infant Mortality and Awards Funding for Housing Assistance Program

Media Inquiries

For additional information about OHFA, we invite the media to contact:

Dorcas Jones
Chief Communications Officer
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
57 East Main Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215