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.

  • Home Warranty Benefits

    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.

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  • Ohio Housing Conference Overview

    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.

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  • Broadband Access

    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.

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  • Homeowner Assistance Fund

    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.

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  • Power of Home

    The Power of Home

    In this podcast episode, the Power of Home pilot program is discussed as it aims to support OHFA's first-time homeowners by providing free education and financial tools through the Keep app.

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  • Lease Purchase Home Sales

    Lease Purchase Home Sales

    The Lease Purchase program pairs homeowner education and economic support to renters, allowing them to purchase their home after a 15-year compliance period has ended. Roughly half the homes have reached the end of their compliance period and are ready to be sold to residents or other income-qualified tenants. What has happened to the homes that have sold?

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  • Power of Home

    Advice and Support for Homeowners Post-Purchase

    It's amazing to have a place to call your own. It also means unexpected home repairs and hidden home maintenance costs. Power of Home is a new initiative that aims to help homeowners in many of those areas by giving them the tools to increase homeownership sustainability.

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  • How Ohio Compares

    Ohio vs Neighboring States: A Housing Comparison

    Knowing how Ohio stacks up against other states provides additional insight into the housing landscape. Compared to similar states, including Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, how does Ohio fare in providing affordable and accessible housing?

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  • Healthy Beginnings

    Reducing Infant Mortality through Housing Assistance

    Our latest podcast discusses the Healthy Beginnings at Home program – a housing stabilization pilot program for pregnant women in Columbus, OH, COVID-19 impacts, racial disparities in pregnancy & more.

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  • Fair Housing Discrimination

    Fair Housing Discrimination in Ohio

    April is Fair Housing Month, which highlights our nation's obligation to ensure that everyone has equal access to safe, affordable housing. However, housing discrimination still occurs. In 2020 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development closed 436 Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity cases filed by Ohio residents.

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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.