Stories of Home

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency is proud to present Stories of Home – a blog that features current happenings in the housing industry and also highlights those that have been positively impacted by our Agency's work.


  • Housing and Transportation

    Closing the Gap on Housing and Transportation

    For residents across the country, there is a direct connection between housing and transportation, and both have immense impact on how we live our lives. For most households, especially low-income, transportation is the second largest expense after housing.

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  • Ohio Housing Trust Fund

    Annual Economic Impact of the Ohio Housing Trust Fund

    Since its creation in 1991, the Ohio Housing Trust Fund has had one of the best track records in the country, helping nearly 1 million Ohioans. Not only does the Trust Fund help Ohioans access much needed shelter, but it also has a positive impact on Ohio's economy.

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  • Tracking Santa

    OHFA's Holiday Map

    This holiday season OHFA partnered with the North Pole to make sure Ohioans are prepared for the most wonderful time of the year: We've created maps to help you track Santa, see where snow is probable and get a good night's sleep, complete with visions of dancing sugarplums.

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  • HTC Projects

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • Public Libraries

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • OHFA Homebuyer Process

    What to Expect When You're Expecting...to Buy a Home

    Our latest podcast answers common homeownership questions and walks through some OHFA homebuyer programs that help make buying a house or condo easier.

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  • Myth Debunked

    Myth Debunk'd: Who Lives in Affordable Housing?

    The current rental market in Ohio is challenging for many, particularly families with low-to-moderate incomes. Over the last decade, median rent across the state increased by 5%, which has led to about a quarter of Ohio families spending more than half their income on housing.

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The views and opinions portrayed in Stories of Home do not necessarily reflect the policies or position of the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.