Stories of Home – Housing Policy
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.
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
Zoning in Columbus: Single-Family vs. Multifamily
Columbus's population is projected to grow by nearly one million by 2050. Other states and cities facing similar growth have re-evaluated or changed their single-family zoning codes. These models could provide potential pathways to ensure Columbus remains sustainable and affordable, even as the population expands.Continue reading
A Picture of Ohio's Homeless in 2017: More Children, Aging Adults and Families
70,123 Ohioans accessed homelessness services in 2017, and trends show this population is increasingly composed of children, older adults, families, and special populations.Continue reading
Who Lives in Housing Tax Credit Properties in Ohio?
Nationally, state housing finance agencies are required to collect annual information about residents currently living in homes built or rehabilitated using housing tax credits. The Office of Research and Analytics evaluated how Ohio compares to national averages using 2017 data.Continue reading
Predicting Evictions: A Look Back on Redlining in Ohio
Can redlining maps made eight decades ago predict where evictions occur today? Redlining set in motion decades of community disinvestment that has plagued many of these neighborhoods ever since.Continue reading
Finding a Just-Right Home: The Realities of Renting in Ohio
How well-suited are renters to their homes? Though housing researchers have explored the affordability and accessibility of housing, comparatively little research has been done on how compatible existing housing stock is with residents in the area.Continue reading
Homelessness in Ohio Seven Times More Common than Previously Reported
OHFA published the first report based on information collected through the Ohio Human Services Data Warehouse (OHSDW). The report provides information on the number of individuals who accessed homelessness services between 2012 and 2016 in 86 of Ohio's 88 counties.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.