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.
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Natural Disasters: A Catalyst for Housing Instability
Extreme weather events can intensify underlying economic stress and inequalities, as lower income households have higher barriers for finding shelter and/or repairing 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.