OHFA Housing Conference Press Release

  • Housing Conference Press Release


Friday, December 1, 2023
Media Contact:  Penny Martin
Phone: 614.728.2911
Email: pmartin@ohiohome.org

Hilary Marshall
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
Phone: 614.591.9411
Email: hmarshall@occh.org

OHFA and OCCH Honor Affordable Housing Leaders

COLUMBUS, OH - The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) and Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (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.

The 2023 William J. Graves Award for Housing Excellence was presented to St. Mary Development Corporation for its work creating affordable housing opportunities for older Ohioans. The award is presented annually in honor of William J. Graves, a former OHFA Board member who dedicated his life to developing safe, quality affordable housing throughout Ohio; strengthening Ohio's communities; and providing critical resources to the state of Ohio to prevent and end homelessness.

During Tuesday's awards ceremony, OHFA and OCCH also inducted two new members into the Ohio Housing Hall of Fame: Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO) former Executive Director Bill Faith and National Church Residences Executive Vice President of External Affairs and Strategic Initiatives Michelle Norris.

The Ohio Housing Hall of Fame was established in 2022 to recognize individuals who have dedicated their lives to improving affordable housing opportunities throughout Ohio. OCCH and OHFA received more than 20 nominations from industry partners for the Ohio Housing Hall of Fame this year.

The Ohio Housing Conference is held each November in Columbus, Ohio.

For more information, visit https://www.ohiohome.org/ohiohousingconference.aspx.