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.


2024 News Releases

3-27-24 – OHFA Board Approves Financing for Seven Developments
OHFA's Board approved financing from various programs for seven housing developments to create or preserve affordable housing units throughout the state.


2-23-24 – Application Opens for New Single Family Tax Credit Program
HFA opened the application period for the new Single Family Tax Credit Program and will accept applications until Friday, April 5 at 4 p.m. The program leverages public-private partnerships to increase the inventory of affordable, single-family housing for Ohio's growing workforce.


2-22-24 – OHFA Board Approves Financing for Four Developments
OHFA's Board approved financing from various programs for four housing developments to create or preserve affordable housing units throughout the state.


2-21-24 – OHFA Releases Social Media Tool Kit for Real Estate Agents and Mortgage Lenders
OHFA has developed a free, downloadable social media tool kit for real estate professionals and mortgage lenders to market themselves while also promoting OHFA's homebuyer and down payment assistance programs.


2-15-24 – Lenders and Real Estate Agents Learn OHFA Programs to Turn First-time Homebuyers Into Homeowners
In an effort to help Ohioans achieve their dreams of homeownership, OHFA is training lending, real estate, and counseling partners in each of Ohio's 88 counties on OHFA's down payment assistance, career-related interest rate discounts, and other special loan products.


2-14-24 – OHFA Kicks 2024 Off with New Staff and a Promotion
OHFA announced additions and changes to its staff and is proud to share that Ashley Coleman and Sidney McCrary have joined the OHFA team and Taylor Koch has been promoted.


1-17-24 – OHFA Board Approves Financing for Six Developments to Create or Preserve Affordable Housing
The OHFA Board approved financing from various programs for six housing developments to create or preserve affordable housing units throughout the state.


2023 News Releases

12-20-23 – OHFA Board Approves Financing for Five Developments to Create or Preserve Affordable Housing
The OHFA Board approved financing from various programs for five housing developments to create or preserve affordable housing units throughout the state.


12-1-23 – OHFA and OCCH Honor Affordable Housing Leaders
OHFA and OCCH announced the 2023 William J. Graves Award for Housing Excellence recipient and the 2023 Ohio Housing Hall of Fame inductees Tuesday, November 28, at the Ohio Housing Conference in Columbus, Ohio.


11-30-23 – OHFA Announces New Staff and Promotions
OHFA announced additions to its leadership team and staff. OHFA is proud to share that Barbara Carter, Carrie Manno, and Mindy Picklesimer have joined the OHFA team and Cody Price has been promoted.


10-30-23 – Save the Dream Ohio Mortgage Assistance Program Closes October 31st
OHFA will close the Save the Dream Ohio Mortgage Assistance application on Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at 5 p.m. as the number of current applications outpaces the remaining amount of funding.


10-23-23 – 2023 Ohio Housing Conference Kicks-off November 28
OHFA and Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH) announce the 2023 Ohio Housing Conference will be held November 28-29, 2023, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio. The presenting sponsor for this year's conference is 5/3 Bank.


9-13-23 – Training Available for Lenders & Realtors on Homebuyer Assistance Programs
In an effort to help Ohioans achieve their dreams of homeownership, OHFA is training lending, real estate, and counseling partners in each of Ohio's 88 counties on OHFA's down payment assistance, career-related interest rate discounts, and other loan products.


9-6-23 – Save the Dream Ohio Winding Down
OHFA has provided more than $197 million in assistance to Ohio homeowners through the Save the Dream Ohio program. The program has helped nearly 29,000 Ohio households avoid foreclosure and/or utility shut offs.


8-18-23 – OHFA Announces New Staff
OHFA announced additions to its leadership team and staff. OHFA is proud to share that Randy Durham, Rishawn Levy, Jannette Patete, Kellen Showes, and Heather White have joined the OHFA team.


7-12-23 – OHFA Publishes the 2023 Ohio Housing Needs Assessment and its FY 2024-2025 Annual Plan
Using a wide range of data, the Ohio Housing Needs Assessment identifies the scale and scope of Ohio's housing challenges. Along with input from a variety of stakeholders, the Ohio Housing Needs Assessment helps OHFA develop its Annual Plan, which highlights the strategic and programmatic priorities on which the Agency will focus over the next two years.


7-6-23 – More Than $180 Million in Assistance Provided to Ohio Homeowners Financially Impacted by the Pandemic
OHFA has provided more than $180 million in assistance to Ohio homeowners through the Save the Dream Ohio program. The program has helped nearly 26,000 Ohio households avoid foreclosure and/or utility shut offs.


6-15-23 – Make Homeownership A Part of Your Future
The path to homeownership can be challenging for Ohioans, especially if they don't know where to start. The Ohio Department of Commerce, the Ohio Department of Insurance (ODI), and the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) have launched a radio and social media campaign to connect Ohioans with the resources to guide them through their homeownership journeys.


6-12-23 – OHFA Announces Staff Promotions and New Hires
OHFA announces several new hires and internal staff promotions. OHFA is proud to share that Caitlin Milsted, Michael Hamm and Sufyaan Syed have joined the staff, and Sarina Rodgers-Gossett and Adam A. Rice have been promoted.


5-18-23 – OHFA Awards More Than $29 Million in Tax Credits to Build or Preserve Affordable Housing Across Ohio
OHFA announced projects receiving conditional commitments for the 2023 Low-Income Housing Tax Credits. 29 Ohio developments creating or preserving 1,361 apartments for families, seniors, and individuals at risk for homelessness were awarded more than $29.9 million in 10-year federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits.


4-24-23 – OHFA Makes Impact with Statewide Trainings
In an effort to help Ohioans achieve their dreams of homeownership, OHFA intends to train lending, real estate, and counseling partners in each of Ohio's 88 counties on OHFA's programs and services, such as down payment assistance, career-related interest rate discounts, and other loan products, that can make buying a home or condo easier.


2022 News Releases

12-1-22 – OHFA Partners with Esusu to Help Residents Build Credit Scores

11-4-22 – Shawn Smith, Executive Director of OHFA, Elected to NCSHA Board of Directors

10-19-22 – Ohio Housing Finance Agency Pilot Program to Build Affordable Housing in the City of Zanesville

9-22-22 – Ohio Housing Finance Agency Releases Economic Impact Report

9-1-22 – OHFA partners with Move to PROSPER to Improve Economic Mobility for Central Ohio Families

7-29-22 – OHFA Expands Lead Safe Pilot Program to Cleveland with Financial Support from Huntington National Bank

6-13-22 – Helping Ohioans Become Homeowners in a Booming Market

5-20-22 – More Than $31 million in Housing Tax Credits Awarded to Build or Preserve Affordable Housing Across Ohio

5-2-22 – $280 Million in Assistance Available for Homeowners Financially Impacted by the Pandemic

4-22-22 – OHFA Announces Additions to Leadership Team and New Hires

4-6-22 – Assistance Available for Ohio Homeowners Impacted by COVID-19


2021 News Releases

6-16-21 – New Policy for Affordable Housing Developments & Executive Director Announcement

5-19-21 – $31.5 million in Housing Tax Credits Awarded to Build More Affordable Housing Across Ohio


Media Inquiries

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

Penny Martin
Director of Public Affairs
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
2600 Corporate Exchange Dr.
Columbus, OH 43231
614.728.2911
pmartin@ohiohome.org