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.


  • Race and Impact on Education

    Affordable Housing, Race and Impact on Education

    Intensely segregated schools are defined as schools with 90-100% non-white student enrollment, or 90-100% white student enrollment and the numbers of these schools has tripled since 1988.

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  • Move to Prosper

    Higher Opportunity in Affordable Housing: Move to Prosper

    Children have the ability to do very well when they move to a higher opportunity community. Move to Prosper founders sought to test this in Columbus, Ohio, the second most economically separated region in the U.S.

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  • Ready for Homeownership?

    Are You Ready for Homeownership?

    While homeownership can be a great tool for building wealth, it also includes expenses like taxes, insurance, utility payments and unexpected repairs. As you begin the homebuying process, make sure you are financially ready.

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  • Six Steps to Homeownership

    Six Steps to Homeownership with OHFA

    As we celebrate National Homeownership Month, we are proud to offer programs that can help Ohioans find and afford a safe, affordable place to call their own. Get started on the path towards homeownership with these six easy steps.

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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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  • Disaster Strikes

    Disaster Strikes – Now What?

    Disasters come in many forms and have consequences beyond initial impact. It's estimated that Ohio homeowners spent nearly $437 million in disaster repairs from 2013-2015.

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  • Quaran-Quiz

    Take the Ohio Quaran-Quiz

    Spring is a perfect time for a scavenger hunt – with new flowers blooming, trees budding and animals coming out of hibernation. While the current stay at home order limits our ability to explore outside, we designed a challenge to help you travel the state from the comfort of your home!

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  • Earth Day

    Going Green: Energy in Housing

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The impact housing-related issues have on our planet vary: from the effects of construction to the energy sources we use to heat and cool our homes.

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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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  • Pandemic Crisis

    A Crisis in Itself: Student Homelessness and Food Insecurity

    Ohio's response to the coronavirus pandemic has required schools to shutter temporarily in an effort to halt the spread of the virus. These actions may save lives, but they pose significant challenges for students who rely on their schools for basic necessities.

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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.