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.
Move to PROSPER: Creating Housing Opportunities for Franklin County Families
This three-year pilot was designed to help single mothers with children under the age of 13 in Franklin County improve their quality of life by providing safe, healthy, and affordable rental housing in high resourced neighborhoods.Continue reading
DATABYTE: Closing Ohio's Affordability Gap for Extremely Low-Income Renters
A new report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition highlights a supply shortage of housing units that are affordable and available to renters at the lowest income levels. In Ohio, there were only 189,172 rental units in 2020 that were both affordable and available to the state's 443,717 extremely low-income (ELI) renter households.Continue reading
What is Fair Housing?
April is Fair Housing Month and marks the 54th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. Discrimination can take on many forms and is not always obvious. Knowing your rights and where to go should you experience discrimination as a renter or homebuyer is important.Continue reading
Save the Dream Ohio Helps Homeowners Financially Impacted by the Pandemic
OHFA has launched Save the Dream Ohio to help eligible Ohio homeowners who are facing foreclosure or cannot afford to pay their mortgage, utility bills or other related housing costs as a result of economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.Continue reading
Preparing to Buy a Home
In a tough real estate market, it's important to be prepared, especially if you're a first-time homebuyer. How do you prepare? OHFA can help. Here are a few tips to help make the home buying process a bit easier!Continue reading
New Regional Housing Needs Assessments Focus on Local Housing Challenges
OHFA's Office of Research and Analytics regularly evaluates the state's housing to gauge needs, identify gaps, and highlight key trends. For the first time, OHFA has released five Regional Housing Needs Assessments to spotlight the unique housing challenges within each region of Ohio.Continue reading
The Benefits of a Home Warranty
If you have a home or are thinking about purchasing a home, homeowner insurance is something you have researched and planned to purchase. You may also be considering a home warranty. It's important to understand how a home warranty differs from homeowner insurance and the benefits it provides.Continue reading
2021 Ohio Housing Conference Wrap Up
The 2021 Ohio Housing Conference, "Moving Forward with New Perspective," was held virtually on December 1st and 2nd. Hosted in collaboration with Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, the two-day event provided more than 20 sessions exploring trending topics in the affordable housing industry, and drew more than 700 attendees.Continue reading
Broadband Access in New Construction
Broadband infrastructure has been a hot topic over the last two years, particularly as the pandemic underscored just how many people do not have access to high speed internet. The subject aligns with OHFA's work to provide quality, safe, and affordable housing options for Ohioans.Continue reading
Ohio's Homeowner Assistance Plan
President Biden announced the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which would provide relief to Americans impacted by COVID. The Homeowners Assistance Plan provides funding for each state and other territories to provide additional relief to those struggling to make payments toward their mortgages and/or other financial obligations related to their home.Continue reading
The views and opinions portrayed in Stories of Home do not necessarily reflect the policies or position of the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.