Stories of Home – Inforgraphics

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.


  • Social Vulnerability

    Where Ohioans are Most Vulnerable to Disaster or Outbreak

    Knowing where the most vulnerable populations live is crucial in preparing for disasters. Identifying these communities can help in estimating the amount of needed supplies or emergency response, communicating and mobilizing for evacuations or finding the best location for community outreach centers to provide beds, testing or financial assistance.

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  • Internet Access

    Limited Internet Access is a Challenge for Ohio Children

    One in nine children in Ohio live in a home with no access to broadband or high-speed internet. This lack of internet access has created a major obstacle for many Ohio families with children now required to attend school remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Census Tract 2020

    Census 2020: Ohioans at Risk of Undercounting and the Impact of COVID-19

    Every 10 years, the United States counts every resident in the country through the Census. Census 2020 is already under way. In total, at least 70,000 Ohioans (0.62%) are at risk of being uncounted.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Opportunity Zones

    Opportunity Zones: Targeting Investment in Ohio's Most Distressed Communities

    As part of a federal tax incentive created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to spur private investment in economically-distressed communities, Opportunity Zones were chosen through a two-step process. In Ohio 1,647 census tracts were identified as eligible.

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  • Ohio Veterans

    Ohio Veterans Experiencing Housing Cost Burden

    One in five veterans in Ohio live in a household spending more than 30% of their income on housing—the standard measure for housing cost burden. Older veterans, who make up more than two-thirds of Ohio's veteran population, are more likely to experience housing cost burden than their younger counterparts.

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  • Affordable Housing Gap

    Closing Ohio's Affordable Housing Gap

    There's a large gap in Ohio between the number of renters at the lowest income levels and the amount of affordable and available rental units. In 2017 there were only 189,056 rental units that were both affordable and available to Ohio's 437,765 extremely low-income (ELI) renter households.

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  • Public Transportation

    Where's the Bus? Affordable Housing and the Value of Public Transportation

    How well are low-income workers living in OHFA financed affordable rental units served by local transit? Across 13 urban areas in Ohio, OHFA renters are better served by transit than the average household. Yet the quality of access varies substantially based on the size of the urban area.

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  • American Housing Survey

    American Housing Survey: How Ohio Compares

    The American Housing Survey (AHS), conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, provides data on a wide variety of housing subjects such as quality and cost. In the past, data were only available at the national level and selected large metro areas. Starting with the 2015 survey, data are now available for seven states, including Ohio.

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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.